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Apps trump mobile web among Smartphone users

Aaron Tilton
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App or mobile web? That is the question! When Android users pull out their favorite mobile device to call up their email, check out the newest Facebook buzz or find out the latest news on AndroidPit, they're faced with a choice: Do I use mobile web or a specialized app to get the job done? According to Nielsen wire, one of the largest consumer report agencies in the world, for most Android fans the choice is clear: in this fight apps are king.

Data from their first ever Smartphone analytics report showed that Android users spend around an hour a day online with a clear majority of that time spent on mobile apps.

While, if you ask me, we can do better then just an hour a day, but the real surprise was in which apps made up the majority of access time. The top 10 most popular apps on the market made up a whopping 43% of the time spent online and the top 50 best-selling apps took up over 60% of user attention. That means the other 249,950 (give or take) had to compete for the 40% of the time we weren't sending in Facebook (or AndroidPIT) With so much choice out there, whats with the lack of love for smaller apps (and their developers)?

Do you have an app that deserves more attention? If so I want to know about it. Hit me up in the forum or in the comments below and tell about the apps I should be using.

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  • Marcel Jennings Aug 18, 2011 Link

    the larger the market is getting, the harder it is to find good undiscovered apps

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  • Zhu Lee Aug 18, 2011 Link

    on a smartphone there is really almost no point in browsing the web because you got a dedicated app for every one of your favorite websites like facebook, twitter, news sites etc.

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  • Lilly Righteous Aug 18, 2011 Link

    Yeah but doesn't that rope you in a bit? I always was against macs because they have a monopoly on development and make it really hard for an individual user to change things on their system. PCs always had more possibilities for people, who wanted to go beyond low-end users. (Case-in-point Android vs. Iphone) Just using an app to go online is like putting blinders on and not looking at the corners of the web you don't know about.

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  • Aaron Android Aug 18, 2011 Link

    If you're into film, you could try clayframe. It's kind of hard to use but it's cool if you want to try to do animation or stopmotion shorts with your cell. If you don't have somewhere stable to put you phone it can be a bit hard to get a good effect it but if you do a bit of planing first it's not that hard.

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  • chris k Aug 18, 2011 Link

    ya its true

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  • Keefers Aug 19, 2011 Link

    Waiting for an app for You Porn and My Free c Cams and I will be web free!

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