If you can be sure of something, it is that the technological advances do not stop, since wearables with the latest in development to digital platforms that changed the way we consume content. In this sense, we give you here a list of the most important technology we met every year, between 2010 and 2019. It can be both the year in which it was determined gadget as the moment in which a certain platform was consecrated and became a fundamental element in the life of the users.
In October 2010, the popular mobile photography application was launched, in principle, only with the iPhone in mind. By 2012 there was already an Android version. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were the authors of this development that has become the main showcase for millennials and the Z generation.
Instagram was acquired in 2012 by Facebook, and six years later, it reached the milestone of the billion (one billion) users. But not everything can be honey on flakes: in September 2018, the founders of the app communicated their departure from the company commanded by Mark Zuckerberg: it transpired that they were no longer at ease with the address he was giving the platform.
Relevant contestant of that same year: iPad
The music had a breaking point in the early 2010s, with the arrival of the Swedish Spotify service. Before that, users had to juggle if they wanted to carry songs on their cell phones, including the fact of resorting to piracy in order to expand their libraries.
The platform arrived in some countries in 2010, to finally reach the United States in 2011. Although the greats of technology, such as Amazon, Apple and Google, also have their streaming music services, Spotify is a clear example of that the one who hits first hits twice.
Relevant contestant of the same year:Nest
The private passenger transport service has not been free of controversy, and one of the highlights that things were not well presented when its founder, Travis Kalanick, resigned as director of the platform, in June 2017, in between of scandals around the company's work culture.
In any case, it cannot be denied that this development, which was launched in 2012 in several major cities in the United States and around the world, changed the way in which people are transported from one point to another, every day.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Tesla Model S
Google Chromecast (2013)
Smart televisions are the most common today, but Google Chromecast came to give the possibility to connect those screens that cannot access the Internet and, consequently, services such as Netflix and YouTube.
The original device, announced in July 2013, had everything to be one of the best technological innovations of the decade: compact size, communication with the cell phone and accessible price. Undoubtedly, many users at that time were more than happy with this gadget.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Xbox One
Apple Watch (2014)
Apple is distinguished by not being the first in the product categories, but when it reaches one, it does it seriously. It is the case of the Apple Watch that, despite its problems of battery and high cost, put the standard quite high in the segment of smartwatches.
Now, its Apple Watch Series 5 is recognized as the best smartwatch in some lists and represents an evolution of that first smartwatch 2014, with Retina display always active and multiple apps dedicated to the health care of users, from heart rate monitoring to recording the menstrual cycle.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Iphone 6
Amazon Echo (2015)
With the entire range of Echo smart speakers, it seems that they have always been there, but the story came just five years ago, in June 2015, when Amazon made the first generation available to some Prime members.
With Alexa inside, you can say that there is a horn for virtually any user, from those who bring a screen to play multimedia content to those that link to the Fire TV Stick to create an entertainment system in the living room.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Dell XPS 13
The design of the AirPods was not well seen at the beginning, but it was not the first time that the Californian company received criticism for the finishing of some of its technological products. Shortly after, Tim Cook arrived to say that his headphones were a cultural phenomenon.
And they also set a standard in the technology industry, since a short time later came similar proposals from firms such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon. This 2019, Apple launched a new generation of wireless headphones, the AirPods Pro.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Oculus Rift
Nintendo Switch (2017)
The emblematic company hit the spot with its latest generation console, which, in addition to its hybrid concept, was recognized for its excellent video game library, including bestsellers such as Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Y The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
By November 2019, in its last financial report, the firm revealed that it had already sold more than 41 million units of its console in the world (more than 10 million of these in Japan, a great achievement for the big N).
Relevant contestant of the same year: Tesla Model 3
Shared electric scooters (2018)
For many, one of the best solutions for transportation in cities, especially over short distances; for others, somewhat invasive objects. The truth is that this type of transport has not left anyone indifferent.
Once the noise has passed around the electric scooters, they have positioned themselves as an essential element of urban life, so the postcard of a person mounted on it is increasingly common.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Apple Watch Series 4
If each generation begins to have its social network, that of the Z generation is TikTok especially in 2019. That yes, it has not got rid of some problems: before the end of 2019, it is accused of being a spy tool of the Emirates United States, according to US officials (The New York Times).
The social network is being seen as Vine's successor; these are short videos in which users should make lip sync, in addition to comedy and parodies, mainly. Beyond that, he is creating a new batch of social media superstars.
Relevant contestant of the same year: Disney Plus