In a previous post "4 Trends in New Digital Media Development", I wrote briefly about a trend where media consumption is going beyond only individual consumption. There are now increasingly more applications and services from the media publishers available from the Apps Stores which are incorporating social sharing features. Have a look below a good 2X2 overview chart from Distimo on the current Apps Stores in the market today.
In a report which Distimo wrote (yes, they do provide free monthly reports on apps stores, the downloads performance and killer categories etc), it was mentioned that by far the most sticky of all mobile apps was from the news and info genre - most sticky as a function of of frequency of use and lowest level of churn (this of course depends on the quality of the content). From my usage of apps on my phone, I certainly do not discount this observation one bit. In fact, all the 3 apps below - 2 from the news content genre and the last a Twitter client are on the home screen of my phone and constitute my daily news media fix in the mornings before I start work!
App #1: Snaptu - dashboard to News, Facebook, Twitter and more!
Other reviews and information on Snaptu can be found below:
- Snaptu on Facebook
App #2: AP Mobile - Stellar News Reader from Associated Press - text, photos and video news!
App #3: Gravity - Gorgeous Twitter App for multiple Twitter accounts and image uploading
Have a look at the following video on Gravity.
As for entertainment on the move, there are a couple more other apps I could talk about, probably in a subsequent post.
Catch you later.