Clients of tomorrow

If you don´t have apps, you´re left out

Apps are perfect for practicing new songs. I play the piano. Apps are also great for learning vocab or for doing maths homework. I need Facebook, WhatsApp and Ask to stay in contact with my mates. Dissing someone anonymously using an app is really bad.
Dalina Tran (aged 15), Eschen
Schoolgirl
Clients of tomorrow

If you don´t have apps, you´re left out

Spy apps are a definite no-no. I post as little information as possible about myself online. I’m politically active in the Liechtenstein Jugendrat. Our app is really useful. I love mobile banking. Sometimes I even use it to pay bills at one thirty in the morning. What I would need, though, is an app telling me what I’ve forgotten before I leave for work.
Alessia Blöchlinger (aged 18), Triesenberg
Business apprentice
Clients of tomorrow

If you don´t have apps, you´re left out

The Forza football app helps me keep track of what’s going on. I check the results in the Super League. I put my mobile phone away when I’m in a restaurant. Don’t you think it’s awful when four people are just sitting there staring at their smartphones?
Vinzenz Flatz (aged 20), Schaan
Midfielder for FC Vaduz

If you don´t have apps, you´re left out

Dalina is sitting at the piano, staring at her smartphone, playing a few notes. She’s using an app to learn a song. And when she packs her school bag, there’s one thing she never forgets: her smartphone. She turns it off in class. She’s resolute about that, even when others are playing Candy Crush Saga, getting stressed out texting or continually checking Facebook posts. “If a teacher catches you, they confiscate your mobile anyway”, she says briefly.

Parents can tell a thing or two about how obsessed their youngest family members are with their smartphones. Some lose their patience when their children are busy organizing a party with WhatsApp at the dinner table and their phones keep going off every few minutes. WhatsApp has 700 million members. It is the most downloaded smartphone app in the world. Anyone who doesn’t have a mobile phone and is not networked feels left out. However, as soon as parents join Facebook, the site quickly loses its appeal for teenagers.

The latest dedicated line is Instagram. 300 million people use it every day to share over 70 million photos, upload videos, like and comment on pictures. If you’re not “on stage”, you’re left out. Dalina, Alessia and Vinzenz, three young adults from Liechtenstein, can’t imagine a life without apps. They surf, communicate, listen to music, learn vocab, but they don’t disclose everything about themselves. Sometimes, they even switch their mobile phones off.

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