Christmas Lights App Controlled - What Does it Mean?
The growth and expansion of the Smartphone market have given rise to the increased development and integration of Christmas lights applications into these devices. As more consumers purchase smart phones (and this technology is set to increase in popularity in 2021), many have expressed a desire for an easy to use, Christmas lighting control app on their smartphones. These consumer applications would enable them to easily program lights to work during the festive season.
While this seems like an ideal solution, there are some drawbacks to this approach. First, there is already quite a bit of existing software available for use on most Smartphones. Many of these already have a lot of the capabilities that would be desired in an app, such as the ability to control multiple light displays or remotely switch the display on and off from anywhere in the world. So, existing phones will need to be adapted to this new model.
However, by doing a few simple improvements, it may be possible to create a truly app-controlled Christmas lights program on Smartphones. The two most important features are: (a) the ability to program individual Christmas lights to work at various periods and (b) the ability to program lights to work during the non-holiday period. If there is a tie between these two requirements, the tie would be in the scheduling feature. How might this be accomplished? In one approach, the user could program each Christmas display individually and then have them all run simultaneously on Christmas day.
For instance, she could have her phones (or a spouse or other family member) download an app which contains the capability to program individual Christmas lights to run at various times of the day. Each display could be set to turn on at a specific time, which she or he could then program individually. This would obviously take additional work in terms of programming individual lights. In another approach, she could simply program each display to be turned on during the Christmas season only - and thus, be less burdened. Such a program would be more suitable for older phones without programming capabilities that were as sophisticated as those utilized by iPhones, iSevices and Android devices.
Perhaps the simplest way to introduce app-controlled Christmas lights would be to use existing software programs already present on Smartphones. This could be accomplished in several ways. The first approach would be to simply open existing email programs and include the text messages received for Christmas Day. The second approach might be to download existing apps to the phone and include the phone's language capabilities with those of the Christmas display.
Some existing apps may not provide the necessary features to accomplish this goal. The third and more complex approach would be to obtain a few new text message applications and install them to the phone. In this manner, a program like "Hangouts on the Go" would allow the phone's user to take advantage of existing messaging features. This may include the ability to send and receive text messages. Of course, this type of program would need to be updated regularly.
Today's mobile devices have many additional capabilities that were not available in previous years. For example, users can now see the calendar on their phones and can access maps, contact information, and the Web. The combination of these additional features may make it possible to add special Christmas lighting to the existing iPhone or Smartphone device.
The added functionality offered by the addition of an app to an existing Smartphone, iPhone, or Android phone will likely continue to improve over time. While some customers may prefer to stick with what they have, others will want to explore all of the possible applications. As more people become accustomed to having "apps" installed on their phones, this method of Christmas lighting installation will likely become increasingly popular. So the question remains. Will you be one of the thousands who will embrace this new and innovative way to add Christmas lights to their homes? Only you can answer that question!