2012 Predictions

Just like last year, our team is looking to make predictions for the New Year.

Photo of Kathy Bills.Kathy’s 2012 Predictions

  1. I’m still waiting for smell-a-vision – but the heck with television – I’m predicting an app!
  2. No “odors” needed here – just wonderful aromas that evoke good memories – lilacs of the spring, the salty ocean smell  as you walk the beach, the essence of a baking pumpkin pie.  Much of what we taste comes from our sense of smell.  If scents are translated as taste by our brains (a process called Ortho-Nasal Olfaction) then why can’t some Silicon Valley brain translate smell into an app?!  It’s time…

Photo of Brian LePoreBrian’s 2012 Predictions

  1. A new open source mobile platform (webOS or Tizen) will begin to nibble away at Android, but won’t have a significant effect on the market yet.
  2. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will actually be released in 2012. People will react like it’s the worst thing ever, but then come to like it (though the latter part might not happen in 2012) just like people did when Windows XP first came out. This will break the general “skip every other version” of Windows pattern.
  3. Around the end of the year interest in tablets will start to wain. They will never go away entirely.
  4. Expect to see automobiles with mobile operating systems in them.
  5. Near Field Communication (NFC) usage will start to pick up in the US, but many US businesses won’t be ready for it or know how to effectively use the technology.
  6. Apple will introduce a new iPhone with NFC support.
  7. Businesses will spend a lot of time/effort/money to support IPv6 in anticipation of the exhaustion of all IP addresses using IPv4. It will be done properly and most people won’t even notice that the transition. Many will believe say that there wasn’t even a problem. This is a repeat of Y2K.
  8. Unfortunately, the world will not come to an end.
  9. The Avengers movie will outperform Captain America: The First Avenger.
  10. Buffalo Bills will beat the New England Patriots in one of their two outings; still not make it to the playoffs.


Brian is the Director of Development and Social Media for Brand Builder Websites where he oversees the development, strategy, and goals for our software development. He is also a huge fan of Android.
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