Like an unwanted child, your iPhone applications are probably languishing in an idle pool of non-use. Sound harsh? Well, research shows that we’re probably more on point than you’d like to admit.
Thanks to iPhone application analytics provider Pinch Media, we now have compelling statistics on iPhone app-use that indicates most people are likely to download an iPhone application (paid or free) and never look back. Here’s how you’re probably using your iPhone apps:
- Just 20% of you use a freshly downloaded FREE app the next day
- Paid apps might see 30% of you coming back for more after the first day
- An almost laughable 1% of you use your iPhone apps in the long run
- Interestingly, free iPhone applications get more play-time than their premium, for-pay counterparts
I find that, out of the 9 homescreen-pages worth of free (from App Store and Jailbreak) and paid applications, I only use about 1.5 to 2 pages of apps regularly. It seems the free jailbreak applications get most of my love.
So, into which category do you find yourself pigeon-holed? Do you keep a massive app stock just to show off your iPhone (guilty as charged)? Do you actually use your iPhone’s applications?