Mobile Year in Review 2011





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Published on Dec 14, 2011

Video by http://mobilefuture.org

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
- 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


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