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It comes as no surprise more than a quarter of the worlds population is using smartphones or their everyday communication. 

In fact, many people may be bewildered with the figure, which is forecast to be around 2.5 billion in 2019, as they might have expected the number of those using a handheld personal computer to be higher.

Nonetheless, smartphones are on the rise. Everywhere you look there is a high probability an iPhone, Android device, or any other well-known brand will be distinguishable.

That’s why Syn-Star is shining a light onto some of the worlds most popular smartphone apps – encouraging you to try them for yourself.

Our selection is in no particular order…

  1. Facebook

A staggering 81 per cent of app users have Facebook installed on their device. The social media platform is predominantly used on smartphones, allowing users to like, share and comment literally by the tap of their fingertips. Facebook has provided a platform in which people can instantly share their experiences with others, so its popularity is no surprise.

  1. Snapchat

Social networking sites have revolutionised the way in which we communicate. Even though Snapchat was initially released in September 2011, it has taken the world by storm most recently and is used by an impressive 191 million daily active users.

  1. Google Maps

This mapping programme is most certainly your reliable friend for finding destinations – that’s for as long as you have signal! This app now has more than 2 billion monthly active devices.

  1. YouTube

Owned by Google, YouTube in now raking in an incredible 1.8 billion users every month – this figure is just on those who are logged in to their account! YouTube is continually evolving and is now one of the best platforms for entertainment.

  1. Instagram

Instagram has been labelled as the social media platform to watch out for. With more than 800 million users, this figure continues to rise, so it won’t be long until they hit the 1billion mark!

  1. Google Mail

Another Google programme – Gmail has more than 1 billion monthly active users. This total is up from 425 million which was announced at one of its conferences in 2012. Now that’s something to shout about!

  1. Spotify

Even though Apple Music has 40 million paying subscribers, Spotify is top of the list for music streaming services. As of January 2018, Spotify had 70 million paying subscribers worldwide, which is up by 30 million in paying subscribers in 2016.

  1. Whats App

There’s something incredible about WhatsApp; it has transformed instant messaging radically. Giving users the ability to send each other text, pictures, video and more, this is one of the most popular messaging services. Does the rise of WhatsApp, Facebook Messanger and other services mean the end of the text message? Time will tell…

For more information on how Computer Support for Business powered by Syn-Star can help plan your I.T, call us on 01730 233 350. Follow us on social media by clicking the icons at the bottom of this web page.

By Samuel Poole


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