This animated video takes a rapid-fire tour of key consumer and technology mobile trends in an eventful 2011, highlighting the staggering growth in consumer mobile usage across a dizzying array of applications and social media platforms.
Key 2011 highlights include:
Whopping increase in app creation and downloads: - ONE BILLION apps downloaded worldwide each month - $3 BILLION paid by Apple alone to independent apps developers
Surge in use of social media mobile platforms: - 166 PERCENT increase in Facebook Mobile users in the first half of 2011 alone - 103 MILLION wireless tweets were posted each day - ONE BILLION Foursquare check-ins - 26 PHOTOS were made "hipstery" on Instagram every second
Ongoing explosion in data traffic: - EIGHT TRILLION texts were sent - up 1.1 trillion from last year - 1800 PERCENT increase in traffic on U.S. networks predicted in just four years
Unprecedented competition and choice: - MORE SMARTPHONES purchased than PCs in the United States - MORE WIRELESS SUBSCRIPTIONS than people - TWO BILLION networked mobile devices by 2015 - 4G SERVICES being rolled out by at least six carriers in 2011 alone
Massive potential for job creation and economic growth: - 2.4 MILLION American jobs supported by wireless - $27.5 BILLION investment in U.S. mobile networks by wireless carriers - 500,000 JOBS & $400 BILLION to U.S. GDP with additional 500 MHz of additional spectrum