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10 Facts About Mobile Apps That You Probably Didn’t Know

Mobile apps are slowly taking over the world and it’s no surprise – they offer convenience, diversity and functionality. Check out this list of 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about mobile apps:

If you laid all of the available icons end to end, they would stretch to the moon and back – 500 times! That’s 33 apps for every inhabitant on this planet, which is a staggering number.

The first mobile phone app was actually  the ‘Snake’ game that you probably played on your Nokia phone back in 1997.

Apple launched the now ultra-famous Apple App Store with iOS 2 in July 2008.

The most peculiar app ever was the “I Am Rich” app. Priced at $999.99 it did nothing but display a luxury gem and a positive affirmation. The more bizarre thing is that 8 people actually downloaded it.

Today, TVs, games consoles and watches all have App Stores of their own. Household appliances aren’t excluded from this practice – specifically fridges.

10 factsThe big three app stores have a total of about 5 million apps available for download. That’s 2.2 million on Google Play, 0.7 million for Windows and 2 million for Apple.

Everyone loves Facebook, which makes it the most downloaded app ever. The second place is reserved for Instagram, and the third runner-up is WhatsApp.

People are constantly checking their smartphones, and according to some reports, Apple estimated that users use their iPhones about 80 times a day.

63% of millennials prefer to buy products by using a mobile app than through any other platform, such as a desktop computer.

Millennials aren’t the only ones using their smartphones to make purchases. While it may be hard to believe, people over the age of 50 increasingly use smartphones.

If your business isn’t a part of the mobile app world, then give us a call and we’ll build an app designed specifically to your needs. The business world has gone mobile and it’s time you get on that train!


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