Year-on-year growth in time spent per mobile app category in 2017

Fastest growing mobile app categories 2017 This statistic shows the fastest growing mobile app categories based on year-on-year growth of consumer time spend in 2017. The biggest gains were made by shopping apps with a 54 percent increase in usage sessions over the year. The mobile app category with the largest loss was lifestyle apps with a 40 percent decrease.
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Year-on-year usage growth
Shopping54%
Music, media and entertainment43%
Business and finance33%
Utilities and productivity20%
News and magazines20%
Overall average growth6%
Personalization-8%
Photography-8%
Sports-8%
Games-16%
Lifestyle-40%
Year-on-year usage growth
Shopping54%
Music, media and entertainment43%
Business and finance33%
Utilities and productivity20%
News and magazines20%
Overall average growth6%
Personalization-8%
Photography-8%
Sports-8%
Games-16%
Lifestyle-40%

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This statistic shows the fastest growing mobile app categories based on year-on-year growth of consumer time spend in 2017. The biggest gains were made by shopping apps with a 54 percent increase in usage sessions over the year. The mobile app category with the largest loss was lifestyle apps with a 40 percent decrease.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Usage = session

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