So a few days ago I talked a little bit about my parents being new to this whole technology thing and how amazed they are by all of it. If you missed it, my parents had to have some repair work done to the roof of their house and like myself, my father doesn’t know the first thing about any sort of construction work like this and had no choice but to hire outside professional help to do the work for them.
So what do you do when you are in need of such services like this?
You use your smart phone of course!
Nothing New To Us
Using our smart phone apps or computer is nothing new to people of my generation and most of us couldn’t even imagine not having access to these resources in our every day lives. My parents however are still ranting and raving about some of the apps I showed them that helped find a reputable company around them right on their phones. Some of the apps that are available to us would have been thought to be witch craft if you would have showed them to my parents generation just 20 or so years ago.
Spreading The Word
Coincidentally enough, my aunt and uncle were in somewhat of the same boat as my parents except they are building a new home from scratch and wanted to get a second opinion on some of the work that has been done so far and guess how they did it.
Yup, they used the same app and immediately found the closest roofing company to their house at http://www.dillonsroofing.net/roofing-tulsa/ and were just as amazed as my parents.
I don’t want to make my parents feel ancient so I don’t ask but I really do wonder what they did before all of this was available to us. When they used to have to go to the corner hardware store for everything, now my aunt and uncle can just pop out their phones to look up the price for gaf shingles or a metal roof cost without even leaving their chairs.
I really can’t wait to see what the future holds for this kind of technology.