We often scan entire landscape of mobile apps to produce useful data for research. Based on this activity, we have an idea of how many apps are in the world. Of course the values are estimated. More details about this calculation are detailed in below table: Continue reading
Mobile app market has changed over the years in many unexpected ways, but if there is something that everyone expected is that it is continuously growing. This rather new industry has expanded in every direction forcing the limits of creators imagination and of mobile physical capabilities.
TheWebMiner team has set up a series of graphics showing not only the evolution of mobile apps market for Android and iOS but also the most important trends to follow. The presentation can also be viewed here.
As a conclusion we can certainly say that app market has a steady position over mobile web market, always searching for new possibilities and expand areas few of which will go mainstream soon accustoming users with concepts like Internet of Things, or Mobile Payments in everyday situations.
TheWebMiner.com offers now structured list of all apps of Google Play and iTunes in any format suits your needs, with respect to any indicators on the site (you can find data here)!
One of the most important events on consumer electronics takes place these days Barcelona. Of course that I refer to Mobile World Congress where the most exciting latest technologies are being revealed. Manufacturers have to keep up with the demands of the market in producing more reliable and cheaper devices for everyday use.
Smartphones have one of the leading roles in this congress as their demand has grown unexpectedly in the last years. By the end of 2013 more than two thirds of the mobile subscribers in US had such a device and it seems that in few years conventional mobile phones will be forgotten.
Although smartphone penetration is pretty interesting to follow, a more interesting remark derives from it: the amount of time that people use to browse the web from their smart devices has significantly grew also, and actually in US it has already exceeded the web usage on computers. According to a survey conducted by nielsen.com the average American spends 34 hours per month using his mobile and almost 27 hours on his computer. In Europe, the gap between the two has grown even further, with almost 42 hours spent by the average UK user on his mobile versus 28 hours on computer. The average Italian spends 37 hours on his mobile monthly and only 18 on computer, and the list can go on.
Not only are consumers spending more time using their phones but it seems that they are unable to put them down, the number of times a user accesses his smartphone throughout a normal day having risen from 5.5 times at the beginning of 2013 to 9 times in December.
Having all this information we can only predict even a larger growth of usage popularized by friendly interfaces and useful applications until gadgets will have minimized the interaction with our old trustworthy computers.
We all have to accept the fact that society is changing, and that we have to change too if we want to stay on top of any situation. Nowadays each one of us has a cellphone and many own a smartphone.
Because of the rush that we live in, we always have to be up to date with latest news and to be able to search, browse, compare and analyze websites right on the spot. But what do you do when a site fails to load on a mobile device, or has a very unfriendly look because of the desktop version unable to fit on a mobile screen. Well, i know for sure that lots of you will simply exit that website and search for an alternative mobile friendly solution.
It’s strange to see that companies fail to adapt to society and have their websites optimized for a better experience of the users. As facts, in 2013 the number of mobile devices connected to the internet exceeded the ones of the classic computers, and also, at any instance 30 percent of all internet traffic is generated from a smartphone or a tablet, and this numbers are only going to grow in 2014.
It’s easy to see the pros and cons of a mobile browsing experience and mostly the cons relate to the websites that don’t give useful information in the best way so that it can be received well. A bad mobile experience can even lead to damaging a company’s brand, not mentioning all the loses in the e-commerce branch that can survey for a retailer.
Starting a month ago TheWebMiner has implemented a mobile aware of the site for a better experience of the visitors and hopefully of the future partners. We hope that you will enjoy reading the latest posts of our blog on the go and that it will be much easier for you to find web scraping information for your company!
How website look on tablet
How website look on smartphone