Overall use of mobile apps soared by 115 percent in 2013, according to a new report from analytics firm Flurry.
Every category tracked by Flurry grew in use over the past year. Utilities and productivity apps rose by 149 percent, music and entertainment apps by 78 percent, and games by 66 percent. But the biggest leap was achieved by messaging and social apps, which climbed by 203 percent, the firm said in a blog post Monday.
Trying to explain the growth of social apps, Flurry cited the buzz over such programs as SnapChat, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, KakaoTalk, and Line. … Read more