I got a message from Peter Wilfahrt who is the first person to come forward to tell me they are using their smartphone as their primary work environment, like I have. I think it’s worth hearing it straight from his mouth:
Thanks for inspiring me and others to try living by a smartphone. I challenged myself to use just a smartphone for 30 days even in my office environment.
That’s a bit tricky because as a consultant I’m doing a lot of presentations and on office days writing for strategic papers and advisories, statements and comments for government and enterprises. Besides the normal pen-testing and development work.
Therefore I’m using a lot of “Pages” for writing or better “Mail” with a minority of formatting and sending the info to our communications department to pimp it up for marketing and CI.
For tech work I’m using “Serverauditor” because it’s one of the SSH apps I found that can work with port forwarding and ssh keys.
What I found and what’s a bit challenging is that the iPhone hotspot is not routing through a VPN. Just connections from the phones itself but no tethering .
Keep on your writings, I’m looking forward to some cool tips!
I think Peter has some great points and I’ll definitely be diving into all of this at some point. With regard to the hotspot, that isn’t something I’ll necessarily ever have to deal with, since I don’t intend to use laptops (maybe other people will, but for me, this is a non-issue). Either way, this is really exciting to see others taking up this rather difficult but fun challenge. The photo of this post is his, and shows his setup, which is almost identical to mine. I’m sensing a theme here, maybe there are just some set-ups that work best, and we’re already getting close to finding them!
Big thanks to Peter for sending this over. If you have similar stories, please share them with me and I’ll post them if they’re interesting.