Trends on Tuesdays: Smartphone Apps

According to research firm comScore

Top US Smartphone App Categories (000): Weather 31K, Social Networking 29K, Maps 26K, News 15K, Search 15K, Sports 12K, Photo/Video Sharing 12K, Banking 11K, Digital Books/Mags 10K, Restaurant Info 10K

Of special note

A look at the top smartphone app categories revealed that Weather apps had the largest audience reaching 31 million smartphone owners, or 40.4% of the total U.S. smartphone audience. Social Networking apps closely followed with a smartphone audience of 29.4 million (38.2% reach).

Read more at comScore.

By the way, do you know where that weather data comes from? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Just so’s you know.


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**reposted from the Mobile Gov Blog from the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at GSA**

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