Baby Boomers and Millennials: Using Mobile Apps

“Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.” –Robin S. Sharma

One of the many things that Patrick and Amanda have noticed when working together on The San Diego Lifestyle is that although they see a lot of things the same way, they have very different views on a number of topics. This can be challenging, especially as they work through the creation of a virtual guide to San Diego for visitors and locals. Some of these differences are a result of the fact that he is a man and she’s a woman, and that he has a lot more life and business experience than she has. But at a more fundamental level, some of their different views are a result of the fact that she’s a Millennial and he’s a Baby Boomer. Baby Boomers and Millennials have a lot in common, but tend to also disagree on, well, a LOT. They have decided to start a new segment on The San Diego Lifestyle where they will discuss some of their views on a variety of topics. Check out this week’s debate on using mobile devices.

Millennials by far outweigh the number of Baby Boomers using mobile devices, but it is surprising to both Patrick and Amanda that Baby Boomers are using their devices for banking apps and paying at a retail location. Patrick is not surprised that Baby Boomers are using mobile apps for shared ride service, as he was a nearly adopter of Uber when he was visiting the San Francisco bay area, but he’s surprised that more Baby Boomers aren’t using apps for rides.

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Both Amanda and Patrick thing that mobile devices will become more and more popular and that if a company isn’t up to date on the mobile application of their products or services, they will be sorry pretty quick. What do you think? Do you use mobile apps to pay for things at the store? Do you use an app to order groceries? We’d love to know!