Mobile app usage set to explode

Mobile app downloads are expected to soar to 269 billion by 2017, up from 180 billion this year, according to stats compiled by Forbes and Statista.

Mobile games were the most popular mobile apps downloaded from Apple’s App Store in June of this year. They made up 20 percent of downloads; followed by education at 10 percent, business at 9 percent, lifestyle at 8 percent, entertainment at 7 percent, utilities at 5 percent and books at 4 percent.

A dominant 86 percent of the time spent on connected mobile devices involved use of mobile apps this year, up from 80 percent last year.



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