82% of those surveyed can't go a day without critical apps; 85% admit they would rather give up drinking water than delete all of their mobile apps; 18% of French say they couldn't order dinner without an app. So says our 2013 Mobile App Behavior survey of over 760 smartphone owners across France, Germany, Spain, the U.K. and U.S., conducted online in February by uSamp.
To uncover the expectations and ratings criteria for mobile apps on smartphones and tablets, we recently conducted a Mobile App Review Survey* of over 500 American mobile app users, aged 18 and older. The survey found that fully 96% of American mobile app users say there are frustrations that would lead them to give an app a bad review, including: Freezes – 76%, Crashes – 71%, Slow responsiveness – 59%, Heavy battery usage – 55%, Too many ads – 53%.
Mobile apps are transforming the way we all live, work and play – and APIs are the "magic ingredients" in apps.
To underscore the growing significance of apps (and APIs) in our everyday lives, we recently conducted a survey with Harris Interactive of over 2,000 Americans about mobile apps and holiday shopping. The results suggest, not surprisingly, that apps are extremely important to consumers - and to retailers.
82% said there are major benefits to shopping on a mobile device, including conveniently browsing for deals, comparing prices and even secretive shopping. 57% are considering purchasing holiday gifts like books and...