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What is a Mobile Application?

A mobile application also may be known as an app, web app, online app, iPhone app or smartphone app.

A mobile app is a software application developed specifically for use on small, wireless computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Even if apps are usually small software units with limited function, they still manage to provide users with quality services and experiences.

To give you a broader view of the mobile app scene today, here are the most important statistics that show you the current mobile landscape and its future.

  • An average mobile app user in the United States has over 100 apps installed on their device.

  • A typical mobile user will check their smartphone 63 times a day.

  • 87% of users check their phone at least one hour before sleep

  • Out of those, 69% will check their phone at least five minutes before sleep.

  • 79% of users will abandon a digital product after only one day of use.

  • Mobile apps today account for more than 57% of all digital media usage.

  • By 2021, almost 7 billion people worldwide will be using mobile devices.

  • By 2022, the mobile app downloads number or year will reach 258 million. This is a great increase from 2017 when that number reached 168 million.

  • By the same year, the app store consumer spending will increase by 92% to reach a smashing $157 billion all over the world.
  • Types of mobile app development technologies

    Mobile apps are sometimes categorized according to whether they are web-based or native apps, which are created specifically for a given platform. A third category, hybrid apps, combines elements of both native and Web apps

  • Native apps

  • Web apps

  • Hybrid apps
  • Types of mobile applications

    Here are the most popular types of mobile apps to help you understand the current trends in the mobile landscape.

  • Gaming apps — The most successful mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Pubg, or Angry Birds become known all over the world.

  • Business or productivity apps

  • Educational apps — For example, language learning apps like Duolingo

  • Lifestyle apps — spans shopping, fashion, virtual fitting rooms, workout, dating, and diet apps.

  • M-commerce apps — Amazon or eBay etc.

  • Entertainment apps — Social media apps like Facebook or Instagram and video streaming apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

  • Utility apps — barcode scanners, trackers, or healthcare apps Travel apps — Google Maps, Airbnb, or Uber
  • Businesses are going to be investing in more resources in mobile apps as mobile devices overrule desktop devices when it comes to the number and engagement of users.

    If you looking for an experienced mobile development Company for your project then check this Worldwide Best Mobile App Development Companies List.

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