Apps for Comic Readers and App Facts You Won’t Believe

Can you believe that it’s National App Day? That’s right, APPS get their own day! They are obviously a very important. Where would we be without our apps that remind us to pay our bills, to do our daily breathing exercises and steps in, to get to that meeting, and to wipe our own butts? Searching around about Apps, below are a few interesting facts I gathered.

  1. In 2016, the total revenue from mobile app downloads, advertising, and in-app purchases was $88 billion—this number is projected to pass $188 billion in 2020. 
  2. Only 65 percent of smartphone users have at least one game app on their device. In contrast, more than 90 percent of all smartphone users have a web browser, communication and social app, utility app, entertainment app, search app, or shopping app.
  3.  In 2017, smartphone users were spending roughly 50 percent of their app usage time in a single app, and virtually all their app usage time in their top 10 apps.
  4. According to ComScore, more than 20 percent of all millennial smartphone users say they’ve deleted apps simply because they didn’t like the way the logo looked on their screen.
  5.  In 2017, smartphone and tablet users spent 87 percent of their time in apps. This means that for every hour spent on the web, users were spending nearly seven hours using mobile apps.
  6. When asked which mobile apps they felt were most essential, millennials most commonly answered Amazon, Gmail, and Facebook.
  7. Consumers are expected to download 258.2B mobile apps in 2022. In 2017, consumers downloaded 178.1 billion mobile apps worldwide to their connected devices. This figure was on track to surpass 205 billion in 2018. The wider availability of smart devices as well as increasing competition in the app development market is expected to drive this impressive growth. This data also helps answer how many apps are downloaded in a day (about 700 million).
  8. Nearly half of smartphone users open apps more than 10 times a day, about 8% do so more than 50 times.

That being said, let’s talk about the apps that we cannot live without. Below are my TOP favorite apps in regards to… COMICS of course! 



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Groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and more!



Read over 75000 comics and over 700 free comics available from publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM, IDW, Top Shelf, and Oni Press on your phone, tablet, and computer!



Home to thousands of creator-owned content with amazing, diverse visions from all over the world. Get in on the latest original romance, comedy, action, fantasy, horror, and more from big names and big names to be. Available anywhere, anytime, and always for free.



Offering short stories and comic strips running the full gamut of big name authors to amateur and indie writers in short, mobile friendly formats. Tapas includes both free and premium content, with a system of “coins” and “keys” that you can earn with in-app actions (like watching ads) or buy with real money. You can then use these currencies to unlock gated content.



Chunky supports CBZ, CBR, CBT and PDF comics, and understands ComicRack and ComicBookLover tags. It can browse and download directly from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Transporter, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Pogoplug, Mediafire and Copy, and you can copy files in and out with iTunes on your computer or download them via the built-in web browser.


What are your favorite apps for comics? What apps in general can you not live without? Let us know in the comments! 

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