Many of us have grown quite accustomed to life with a smartphone. We’re constantly taking photos of our food, of the streets outside, or of the bright Christmas decorations we happen to ride past in our travels.
Nearly everyone has a smartphone nowadays. In the Philippines, smartphone penetration is set to hit 50% by 2015, adding to the growing number of smartphone users across the world. Gaming Realms, operators of Iceland Bingo, has noted that in 2012, there were 1 billion smartphone users – a figure that has inflated immensely to 1.75 billion by the end of this year. For many, the smartphone is a mere tool for recreation, but for travel writers, it can be their lifeblood.