The world of applications does not stop and continues to evolve continuously. The use of mobile devices for all activities of daily living generates the development of applications to cover all the needs of the user.
By 2017, the number of mobile application downloads worldwide reached 197 billion, 32% more than in 2016, according to Statist data. It is expected that by 2021 the number will reach 353 billion downloads. One such application, Skyscanner (a flight search engine), showed in a report how this was achieved.
In it, they affirm that "The main reason for the emergence of the first mobile applications was to organize the work of executives and professionals: calendars, calculators, notebooks, text editors, spreadsheets, contacts, e-mails, etc. However, with the time, the entertainment industry was taking center stage ".
And he adds: "The phone is no longer a device to make and receive calls and text messages to become a powerful machine, comparable to a computer, with which to perform almost every task on a daily basis."
Currently, the greater use that is given to smartphones is related to social. "About 90 percent of the time we spend with the mobile phone is used to view apps, and of that percentage, more than a third of the time is spent on social networks or instant messaging platforms." says the report.
This can be seen from historical download data provided by the two main platforms, Apple and Android.
Most downloaded applications on Apple
In its 10 years, the most downloaded application is the social network Facebook, followed by FacebookMessenger, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Most downloaded apps on Android
In the case of Google, the list is also led by Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Clean Master, an application that allows free space on the handset.