For some schools it is the norm, still others are just jumping on the bandwagon of using mobile devices (both in BYOD environments and in scenarios where schools supply the technology). That isnt to say that a lot of classrooms arent using desktop and laptop computers anymore, but a lot of data is pointing to the fact that apps are the future, not the web. The handy infographic below takes a look at some interesting statistics on apps vs. web tools. What do you think do you tend to use more web tools or apps?Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page . Apps vs. Web Tools: Who Wins? There are about 7.3 billion mobile devices worldwide for 7 billion people About 1.5 billion of these are smartphones It took 2 years to sell 1 million iPods 1 million iPhones were sold in 74 days (at the release in 2007) 90% of US workers use their personal mobile devices for/at work Nearly 40% of internet time is spent on mobile devices 50 billion Apple apps have been downloaded 48 billion Google apps have been downloaded 1 in 4 apps are downloaded and never used again There are over 2 million apps in the Google play and Apple apps store GetJar claims to be the largest independent app store Kik, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Tango, Message Me, Viber, Hike, Nimbuzz, and Kakao Talk are all free messaging apps, many with well over 100 million users (plus) The most popular free, paid and highest grossing app categories are dominated by games Other popular apps are YouTube, Vine, Pandora, and Google Maps 86% of mobile time is spent on apps, 14% on browser It is expected there will be 4.4 billion mobile app users by 2017 By 2016, more than 50% of apps will be hybrid (for different types of devices) Your email address will not be published. Edudemic’s news and features delivered daily. Sign me up! A valid email address is required. Thank you! You will receive an email shortly.
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