Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Aug 2014 16:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 billion all-time App Store downloads at its developers conference in June, and followed up by declaring July the best month ever for App Store revenue, with a record number of people downloading apps.

Yet most US smartphone owners download zero apps in a typical month, according to comScore's new mobile app report.

Companies like Apple like to boast about the 'app economy', but in reality, the situation is a whole lot less rosy and idealistic than they make it out to be. I think most smartphone buyers download the bare essentials like Facebook, Twitter, Candy Crush, and their local banking application, and call it quits.

Together with the problematic state of application stores, the 'app economy' isn't as sustainable as once thought.

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RE[2]: Do I get bonus points...
by WereCatf on Fri 22nd Aug 2014 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Do I get bonus points..."
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I never had Note 2, I had the original Note 1. And no, I'm not on it anymore, I'm using LG G2 these days. I don't use any of LG's stuff on it aside from the default caller, SMS- and launcher-apps. I have downloaded a small selection of apps from Play Market, like e.g. AquaMail, Firefox, KeepassDroid and such, but those are all the kinds of apps that, once installed, stay there on the phone indefinitely. I don't play games on my phone, I don't see the point in constantly running after the "next cool app" on Play Market or stuff like that, so once I've gotten my most-used apps set up the way I like them I touch Play Market only to update them.

Looking at this news article I suppose there are plenty of others like me out there.

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