With the focus on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including the advent of virtual assistant devices such as Siri and Alexa, consumers are becoming more accustomed to using various platforms that help them work and live. These devices and their underlying services are called digital life platforms, and you’ll find a number of benefits in using them to consolidate and manage both the digital and physical aspects of your life.
What is a Digital Platform?
A digital platform is a technology-enabled tool that provides a way to send and receive digital information, which can involve just about any aspect of modern life you can think of. As with any platform model, the idea is to bring people together and facilitate information exchange in a way that improves on the analog paper world -- or even on prior technological iterations. One example of this is the way Alexa improves upon the Amazon shopping experience via a desktop or mobile device.
These digital platforms are quickly becoming a common part of everyday life. Consumers with iPhones and iPads are accustomed to asking Siri questions. Other devices for the home now control lights, monitor security, and determine if you’re running low on milk or other groceries. In some cases, the devices will even do the re-ordering.
For convenience and security, we willingly open up every aspect of our lives to these devices. For many of us, they’ve become an integral part of everyday life.
Key Benefits to Using a Digital Life Platform
These platforms are so widely adopted because they offer some notable advantages over past technology never offered.
First, digital life platforms offer a high degree of personalization. They can learn your interests, habits, and preferences to a high degree of specificity in order to provide customized suggestions for products and services. In this way, digital life platforms help you create a more comfortable and frictionless lifestyle.
Second, digital life platforms save you time and effort. You can reduce time spent completing household and personal chores, and create more free time for yourself. Tasks such as reordering food and supplies for the home, tracking energy usage, adjusting temperature and light times, coordinating schedules and making appointments may not take up a lot of your day, individually speaking.
However, the cumulative effect of all this drudgery can suck up a good portion of your week. And as an added bonus, the hands-free operation you’ll enjoy with most digital life platforms means that you can be doing other things while you interact with your platform through voice command.
Moreover, your digital life platform becomes an ideal place to securely centralize all the data in your life, including precious photos and videos. Gone are the days of photo albums or unorganized computer files full of images and videos. Instead, you can store, share, and access all types of digital content, whether you create them or receive them from family and friends, on a single platform. These platforms also provide a more effective structure for organizing your files so they’re easy to find, and you can access them from any device, at any time. That’s a notable leap in convenience over prior technology.
Finally, it’s hard to deny the “coolness” factor that comes with using these platforms. Most new technologies allow you to do more in a faster, more efficient new way. That new-technology experience usually provides a thrill of enjoyment, entertainment, and satisfaction.
Amber is the New Digital Life Platform
We’ve thought a lot about these benefits, because our goal was to create a platform that elevated what was possible and addressed important safety and security concerns. But rather than separating your digital life into silos, Amber puts it in one place to help simplify the increasingly complicated modern life. That means you can gather all your data in one place on this hybrid personal cloud, stream and share any of your data from that device, or access it from any other device.
With data scattered across multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, computers and more, it’s difficult to keep your digital content organized. However, Amber takes care of that for you, by automatically gathering photos, videos, music, and documents from all your devices and storing them in one location. And no one has to switch devices to be able to enjoy the digital content.
With so much data sharing, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve lost control over your digital life. Amber gives you that control back. You decide who sees what, so your digital life can go back to being completely private, with no third parties snooping through your photos, videos, and other digital content.
Amber even offers a solution for those WiFi dead zones in your home. Our Personal Hybrid Cloud Storage devices has a built-in AC2600 router that supports MU-MIMO and beam-forming technology. The result is complete high-speed WiFi coverage throughout your home so everyone can access and stream all of your digital content.
With Amber, your digital life is more organized, accessible, and secure. To learn more, check out our How it Works page.