The world of applications does not stop and continues to evolve continuously. Using mobile devices for all types of daily life creates application development to cover all of these user needs.
According to Statista, in 2017 the number of downloads of mobile applications worldwide amounted to 197 billion, which is 32% more than in 2016. It is expected that by 2021 their number will be 353 billion downloads. One of these applications, Skyscanner (Flight Search Engine), showed in the report how it was achieved.
In it, they argue that “The main reason for the emergence of the first mobile applications was to organize the work of managers and specialists: agendas, calculators, notebooks, text editors, spreadsheets, contacts, emails, etc. However, with the passage of time, the entertainment sector was central to,
And it adds: "A mobile phone is no longer a device with which you can make and receive calls and text messages to become a powerful machine, comparable to a computer with which you can perform almost any task every day."
Currently, the greatest use of smartphones is related to social. “About 90% of the time we spend with a mobile phone is used to view applications, and this percentage spends more than a third of the time on social networks or instant messaging platforms,” the report says.
This can be seen in the historical download data provided by two main platforms: Apple and Android.
Most downloaded applications in Apple
For 10 years, the most downloaded application is Facebook, and then FacebookMessenger, YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Most downloaded apps on Android
In the case of Google, the list is also headed by Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Clean Master, an application that allows free space in the mobile terminal.