As the population is growing day by day so is the use of sophisticated devices like Mobile phones and Tablets. It is estimated that there are about 4.5 billion users of mobile phones in the world It is not surprising that India is the second biggest user of Mobile phones in the world. Earlier Mobile phones were used only for telecommunication purpose, for making & receiving calls and sending text messages but after the arrival of smart phones the utility of the mobile phones has increased many folds.
There are various applications available for a small amount and even for free on the app stores. As the use and competition in the telecommunication market has increased with many operators competing for larger market share in Indian market like Vodafone, Airtel, Idea, Uninor, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, BSNL, Aircel MTNL and many more have launched enticing internet schemes on very low prices. As the use has increased and reached even the youngsters many education companies have developed applications for mobile phone and tablet users, these applications offer books to be read in the form of epub and pdf, one most famous example is Amazon Kindle (it is a series of e-book readers designed and marketed by Amazon.com), it allows its users to read books, magazines, news papers and a lot of content which is in digital format. Some education companies have also developed educational games and even test series for Mobile phone and tablet users running on Android, IOS and Windows platform like Magic Software Pvt Ltd, Educator and Blackboard etc, these applications allow publishers, teachers and Administrators of the applications to devise a course, content, assignments, homework and assessments. With a click they can easily assign the books to be read, tests and assessments to be taken and homework to be submitted. All this could easily be submitted by the students online through the use of tablets and smart phones, some companies also present detailed analysis reports of the tests and assessments taken by the students. Many school, institutions have also taken the decision to go digital and they are openly allowing their students to carry tablets and smart phones. According to the principal Mr. Arvind K Chalsani, senior school, Pathways World, “Primary school students are given iPads by the school to encourage their research skills at an early stage during their IT classes…” This trend is already very common in USA and other European countries and we are seeing this flourishing in India also now days in India especially in and around metro cities. Data in form of not only text but, audio files, images and videos help students to understand the concepts much better. Even the parents get a chance to catch-up with the current technology.