Mashable has shared a list of the growth of certain categories of apps in 2013. The biggest increase was, perhaps not unsurprisingly, in the social and messaging category, which tripled with a 203% increase. Generally, mobile app usage grew over the year by an average 115% – that's more than doubled! Obviously, new high powered smartphones, unlimited data plans and LTE are having an effect. But we wanted to ask you: what category of apps did you increasingly use over the course of the year?
By this we don't mean what kind of apps did you use – that would probably give us the same results – but rather: what apps did you increase your usage of? I, for example, started the year with about three or four texting/instant messaging apps on my phone, but by the end of the year I had ten, courtesy of my job at AndroidPIT. Likewise, my news apps/RSS reader usage increased dramatically as I try to keep up to date with everything happening in the world of Android. Actually, for me, almost every category saw increased usage over the past year except perhaps Android games, which have always occupied more of my time than they should!
Here's the results the Mashable team reported on courtesy of Statista and Flurry Analytics. What category did you use more at the end of the year than at the beginning?