Today, we have the world in the palm of our hands. Or in the pockets of our pants, or attached to a charger snaking out from a wall outlet. The modern smartphone is the first thing many of us reach for in the morning, and the last thing we grasp at night. The change wrought by the smartphone has become so deep rooted, so intrinsic to how we communicate, consume information, and even relax, that it’s hard to imagine life without it. And mobile app product companies are betting that we don’t want to.