Social Media Apps leading the way on iPhone and Android

The iPhone and the Droid are powerful, app-friendly devices that give users the freedom to browse the web, play games, watch videos, read up on breaking news or even (wait for it) make phone calls!

With all this power at their fingertips, what are people choosing to use most frequently? Well, Mashable recently wrote a piece dissecting January 2010 information from the mobile analytics company, Flurry.

From Mashable: (click for full article)

“For Flurry’s January report, the company decided to dissect application usage based on the following categories: games, entertainment, social networking, and news and lifestyle.

On both iPhone and Android (Android) phones, social networking apps were used most frequently — about 20 times per month — with news coming in a distant second. In fact, in terms of frequency alone, we’re using social networking apps at double the rate we’re using news applications, and four times the rate we’re firing up mobile games. Based on Flurry data, it also appears that the frequency at which we use entertainment, games and lifestyle apps in totality still doesn’t rival how frequently we use social networking apps each month.”