Are you constantly checking your smartphone? Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day? If so, you are not alone. Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year.
That’s up almost 60% from last year, making the fastest growing category of mobile users.
The apps driving these addicts are mostly social media and messaging apps — mobile addicts use them more than 5x as often as the average user. One might expect that this would lead Yahoo to double down in these categories with apps like Yahoo Messenger, although the company didn’t announce anything like that today.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has frequently talked about the company’s mission of catering to smartphone users’ “daily habits.” To judge by the Flurry data, these habits can be pretty serious for many smartphone users.
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