Smartphone apps help users save 88 minutes of their time in a day or 22 days a year, a new study has found.
study by market research firm Harris Interactive, based on the
responses of 2,120 adults, found that 97 percent of smartphone owners
use at least one app on their device.
On average, those smartphone users estimate app usage amounts to 88 minutes of time saved a day or 22 days of free time a year.
apps were the most frequently used apps, followed by text and social
networking apps. Additionally, smartphone users said they used apps for
games, Web browsing, weather, maps or Global Positioning System (GPS)
and calendar functions, 'BusinessNewsDaily' reported.
apps were the most frequently used, people saved more time using text
applications than any other type of app. Text apps saved users an
average of 53 minutes a day, compared with 35 minutes a day for email
Twenty per cent of workers who use email apps said they were extremely productive when using those apps.
powerful as our survey results prove the smartphone to be, the exciting
reality is today's mobile technology innovation has only scratched the
surface of its potential to propel success, both in personal life and in
business," said Gil Bouhnick, vice president of Mobility at
ClickSoftware, which conducted the research.
Smartphone users also
admitted their devices were not simply for personal use. One in five
users of GPS and email applications said they used those apps mainly for
work, while one in three said they used them equally for work and
Even though users are spending all that time on
their smartphones, most people do not think they are getting the most
out of their devices, the researchers found.
Eighty-two percent of respondents said they are not using all the features on their smartphones.