The world of applications does not stop and continues to evolve continuously. The use of mobile devices for all activities of daily life produces the development of applications to cover all the needs of the user.
In 2017, the number of downloads of mobile applications worldwide amounted to 197 billion, 32% more than in 2016, according to statistics Statista. It is expected that by 2021 the number will reach 353 billion downloads. One of these applications, Skyscanner (Search Engine Flight), showed in the report how it was achieved.
In which they confirm this "The main reason for the emergence of mobile applications first was to be able to organize the work of managers and professionals: agendas, calculators, notebooks, text editors, spreadsheets, contacts, emails, etc. However, with his death Of time, the entertainment sector was taking center stage ".
And it adds: "The cell phone has ceased to be a device where you can receive and receive calls and text messages to become a powerful machine, similar to a computer, to which you perform almost every task every day."
Today, the greatest use of smartphones is related to social companies. "About 90% of the time we spend with the mobile phone is used to view applications, and this percentage, more than a third of the time is spent on social networks or instant messaging platforms, Says the report.
This can be seen in data on historical downloads provided by the two major platforms, Apple and Android.
Most applications downloaded in Apple
In the past ten years, the most downloaded application is the Facebook social network, followed by FacebookMessenger, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Most of the applications downloaded on Android
In the case of Google, the list is also led by Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Clean Master, an application that allows free space in the mobile terminal.