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The Mobile World in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

If you could snap shot a minute of global smartphone usage, what would it look like? It’d look a lot like this infographic from Mobclix.

By collecting data from app publishers, advertising company Mobclix compiled a snapshot of mobile smartphone usage. This 60 second snapshot includes:

  • 4,111 Ads tapped
  • 400,710 Ad requests–of those, 140,248 are rich media ad requests
  • 23,148 Apps downloaded in the App Store
  • $2,340 Ad dollars spent in the U.S.
  • 180 million coins collected on Tiny Zoo Friends
  • 250,000 pieces of fruit sliced on Fruit Ninja
  • 208,333 minutes of Angry Birds played

If only you could use your Angry Birds time to mine BitCoins. Alas!

MobClix Index: Mobile in 60 Seconds [via TechCrunch]

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  • Published 11/3/11

Comments (7)

  1. e1sunz

    how do they find this out or just a guess?

  2. SeeYa32

    Guess. That’s what the entire technology world is. Guessing.

  3. Eventide

    It’s not a guess.

    We are being tracked all the time on almost all web pages we visit.

  4. monkhoo

    very very amazing

  5. e1sunz

    well i dont think they track me lol o have alot of stuff keepin me anonymous and try not let people sneak into my privacy

  6. Bryan Schmidt

    These are not guesses; rather they are based on measurable stats. That being said, it is still not accurate. Take the Angry Birds stat for example. That is most likely easiest to track with the free version of Angry Birds. The free version makes a request over Wi-Fi/3G/4G for an advertisement, and that is a logged request that can then be queried in the future for stats like this. With that example, all the hours of people playing the paid version of Angry Birds, or playing Angry Birds in Airplane Mode (or out of range of service) would not be logged this same way. However, with the paid version of Angry Birds, even though there are no requests for ads, the game developer can still add stat-gathering code into the game to find out how much their app is being used. (I’m not sure that is the case with Angry Birds or not)

  7. Bzzap

    This is a fun pile of “facts” but as an infographic it stinks! The sizes of each slice have nothing to do with the numbers in each slice, and the numbers can’t be compared anyway since they’re counting different things.

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