How many hours do you use the phone per day? Just access the battery section to discover that the screen is on too long; which implies from consultations to messaging to social applications and games. With these data it is not strange that the efforts of companies are aimed at reducing the excessive distraction caused by mobile phones. And Google is no stranger to the trend.
In the Google I / O of 2018 we appreciate a remarkable change of attitude in Google: it went from not showing too much interest to worrying about adverse effect caused by mobiles in people. Digital Wellness is a clear example of this evolution: the application, released on Android 9 Pie, seeks to become aware of the use of mobile phones and limit excess.
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Digital Wellness It is fine to control the use of the phone, but there is a more effective way to stop it: don't use it. It seems radical and meaningless, but it has its logic. And a Google experiment proves it.
Paper Phone, the Google experiment that exchanges your mobile for a sheet of paper
The most common excuse for not leaving the phone is that in this device we have the essential elements for day to day. Contact numbers, agenda reminders, airline tickets, maps … In the form of apps and accessible with one click; getting us lost along the way since rare is the time we turn on the phone just for the essential.
The idea of Paper Phone, the Google experiment we are talking about, is that pass what you need most to a sheet of paper. Install the application, choose what you want and the app will create an impression with all the necessary information so you can print it directly from the phone. Once on paper, just fold the list and you will have a phone in the purest Origami style.
While the experiment is interesting, and certainly allows from save time to avoid distractionsNor is it too ecological to print sheets with everything that is needed from the phone. Even so, it can be insurance not to miss a flight just because the phone's battery has been discharged, for example. It is also useful for someone who really does not want to use a smartphone: you can print what you need and leave your mobile at home.
Paper Phone is a Google experiment you can try on your phone: the application is available in the Play Store. It is free and lacks ads, also different permissions to those that the application needs to work. Of course, you will need to access a printer with ink …