You Say You Want a Revolution: smartphones, tablets and the rise of the app By: @emilyadavies FILM 315 Photo by: Scott Kleinberg-Flickr
Photo by: Aaron Escobar-Flickr REMEMBER WHEN…
A phone was just for talking?
When computers were bound to a desk?
Image by: NewComTech-flickr 1.2 billion mobile phones were sold in 2009 19% of all phones sold were smartphones
Photo by: ianfogg42-flickr Smartphones have changed the way the world communicates. More than just a phone, Smartphones act as HANDHELD COMPUTERS.
The typical cell phone user now spends 30% of their cell phone usage on data. Image by: Carly & Art-flickr
Image by: William Hook-flickr The average iPhone user spends 55% of their cellphone usage on non-talking activities.
Image by: mikepj-flickr The rise of the app industry can directly be traced to Apple’s launch of its “App Store” in 2008, which single-handily marked the start of the app revolution.
The App Store originally launched with 500 available apps in July 2008. Image by: podsix-flickr The App Store opened By June 2010, 225 000+ apps were available to download.
But Apple isn’t alone….
Google and RIM are competing with Apple with their Android and Blackberry OS operating systems.
ANDROID Image by: leolankan-flickr
Launched October 2008
Growing by 886% each year
150,000 available apps on Android Market
Blackberry Image by: ArtistOnline-flickr
Blackberry App World launched April 2009
35,000 registered App developers
3 million+ daily downloads
25,000 available apps on App World
Regardless of your platform, there’s now an app for practically everything.
Enter: Tablet Image by: The Life of Ty-flickr
According to a 2011 AdMob survey:
43% of respondents said they spend more time on their tablets than their desktops and laptops.
68% of people said they us their tablets for about an hour a day
84% use their tablets primarily for games
28% use their tablet as their primary computer
Image by: Axel Burhmann-flickr Image by: Luis Alberto Arjona Chin-flickr
Image by: Carrie Bradshaw-flickr The AdMob survey also found that people spend more time with their tablets than reading books.
Mobile apps have the ability to store more information than found in any public library or museum.
The rise of the app has made traditional books an endangered species Image by: Dioctria (David)-flickr
Image by: brianpcurran-flickr RIP PRINT CULTURE?
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