We live in an era where mobile apps are widely used. This is evident from the vast amount of applications available in app stores. The Google Play Store alone boasts of over 2.8 million apps while the Apple app store parades over 2.21 million apps.
Statistics show that 50% of mobile phone users browse through app stores weekly in search of new apps. About 12% of them do this daily.
With billions of people using social media, it comes as no surprise that social media apps are more commonly downloaded and used than any other app categories. More precisely, they account for 30% of the time spent on the internet.
The social media giant, Facebook, leads the pack with over 2.2 billion users. Popular video site, YouTube, comes in close with 1.9 billion users. Instagram comes third with around one billion users.
Most people who use their mobile phones every day are likely to understand the importance of app security. Analyses show that 71% of app users are very concerned about their personal information being shared without their permission.
As high as 81% of app users will uninstall any app that threatens their security. However, security issues are almost inevitable because 95% of apps come with at least minor security issues.
Protective measures have been carried out by app stores to keep users away from threats, including the removal of about 700,000 apps from Google Play Store, alongside the rejection of 99% of abusive apps before installation.
Mobile shopping is becoming increasingly popular amongst app users, with statistics showing that 58% of phone users have been using a shopping app over the last 30 days. Apart from that, a great number of users pay for apps, as well as make in-app purchases.
Understanding the relevance and gradual growth of the apps has been made easy with the following infographic. It presents well-researched information on the app’s usage in an easy-to-understand format. Check it out.
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