The Robust Categories of Mobile Applications

The Robust Categories of Mobile Applications

The modern age has had us relying so much on apps in our routines that they have subconsciously formed an integral part of our lifestyle. The marketplace is saturated with Mobile apps; even down to businesses that had not for once considered owning an app in the past. 

The Mobile app is everywhere and just as the popular saying goes: “the beautiful ones are yet to be born “. This implies that we definitely would have more emerging app development in the future.

While you’re having a flashback on the apps you currently use, did you know that there are currently 33 categories of apps in Google Play and 24 categories in Apple's App Store? Ok! Perhaps you need to read that again, I just said Categories not types of apps created... some whooping figure for a market that has just less than 10 categories as a top priority in use. Matter of fact, there are only seven app categories that have managed to reach more than three percent of users according to the latest studies. 

In this article, we would be considering some app categories that have has found vast application to the modern man.

According to priority, based on statistics, we have carefully narrowed down 7 app categories and we believe this should guide you before embarking on that new app development. 

They are,

1.            Gaming Apps

2.            Business Apps

3.            Educational Apps

4.            Lifestyle Apps

5.            Entertainment Apps

6.            Utility Apps

7.            Travel Apps 

The Gaming App

The gaming and entertainment category are huge, and as such, very competitive. Games are one of the most well-known types of mobile apps and need little clarification. Developers love these kinds of apps because they carry users back several times a week, if not several times a day. 

Users enjoy gaming apps, which encourage software developers to spend more money and time in developing new games and mobile versions of popular stationary games. Gaming apps are highly entertaining for users and have a feeling of achievement. As a result, it is the most profitable group for developers to invest in.

Examples are Angry Bird, Temple Run, and Solitaire.

The Business App

This is also known as a productivity app, they are in the second position, with a significant 10% share. Smartphones today are capable of performing a wide range of complex tasks when on the go.

You name it: billing, purchasing, booking, sending emails, and monitoring work progress. Business apps range from B2B to office and personal apps, all designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Examples are the Adobe Acrobat Reader, Evernote, and the Dragon Dictation.

The Educational App

This category's content is somewhat hazy, as it may include a wide range of mobile apps. In other words, an app can be somewhat educational while still falling outside of this category. Alternatively, However, it is encouraging to know that we as a society value self-education, which propels this category to the top three of our lists. According to recent reviews, many educational apps are useful for not just the students but teachers as well – organizing a teaching process better, educating themselves, etc.

Examples are TED, Lumosity-Brain training.

Lifestyle App

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of lifestyle apps. A lifestyle app accelerates or supports the various aspects that make up your lifestyle. This refers to mobile apps that are related to:

Dating, Fitness, Food, Music, and Travel.

Examples of such apps are Tripadvisor, Tinder, and Spotify.

Entertainment App

These are the apps that tend to instill a sense of dependency in us; they keep us engaged, logged in, and constantly checking for updates. I'm talking about streaming, chatting, searching for events, watching videos online, posting photos to Instagram, and so on.

Examples are Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Instagram.

Utility App

Every one of us uses utility software on a daily basis and is unaware of it. Utility apps, however, have the shortest user session times when compared to other types of apps. People use these to get things done quickly and move on.

Examples are Flashlight, Bitmoji, and QR Reader.

Travel App

As the title suggests, the purpose of travel apps is to make your travel easier, more comfortable, fun, and informative. Some of them turn your smartphone into a universal travel diary, while others use maps to guide you through unfamiliar foreign sites, and still, others provide translation assistance.

Examples are Airbnb and Google Earth. Good enough! The golden rule for an app developer is one: no matter what type of application you design, it has to make life easier.

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