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How Android Makes Cities Smarter and Safer

Feb 13, 2014 10:10 AM EST

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Android and technology applied to urban areas are making the world a safer place to live and work. Smart technologies with Android are being deployed today to improve the safety and  urban environment. By minimizing threats, Government can ensure safety and security to its residents. Mobile devices and social media have marked an inroad towards improving urban cities.

Mobile and geosocial network technologies can be used to monitor the user. These type of technologies offer personalized safety recommendations. Google integrates Chrome plugins. Android apps feature wireless capabilities which enable real-time snapshots. These snapshots can take profiles of users but in a way that is safer and more private for the user. Android application, iSafe collects data for such profiles. There are also geosocial network profiles such as Yelp for user and business data which can be applied.

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The Internet of Everything is a $19 trillion global opportunity over the next decade. New analysis by Cisco reveals that $4.6 trillion of that is available to public-sector organizations through cost savings, increased productivity, new revenues and enhanced citizen experiences.

Trends in cloud infrastructure using IaaS, PaaS, DaaS and SaaS are expected to grow and adopt open source standards. 3D visualization technology, Mobile mapping such as street‑level visual data will improve in more detail. There will still be challenges in passive crowdsourcing. Smartphone sensors will be able to predict a users shopping behaviors and social media will continue to grow.

Disaster recovery solutions in technology for urban cities would benefit businesses with faster recovery and significant cost savings. It is a great solution to cities which can be instantly crippled by disaster results such as loss of data and revenue. Such a calamity would have business systems down. Natural disasters are indeed tragic. It is important to pay attention to mobile solutions.

Creating a secure Android mobile environment will remain crucial to urban infrastructure. The urban world will be poised for emerging markets. According to a recent McKinsey Report, in emerging regions, the leading cities for business today are likely to capture a disproportionate share of company growth in the future. The report indictates that the number of large companies based in São Paolo, for instance, could more than triple by 2025. China is without a doubt the most powerful growth engine for new global companies, and now is the time for forward-thinking cities to build their reputations among its business leaders according to the report.

Funding models are expected to be one of the major challenges within the decade. Governments will be pressured to show value of  geospatial data much like other countries which have succeeded in these deployments. IP-based technologies to will continue to improve security.

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