01-21-2013, 01:06 PM #1
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Instead of focusing on what apps are or are not available for Windows Phone, I thought it may be interesting to see how users actually use their phones.
Personally, I only use my phone (to make phone calls) roughly 5% of the time - if that.
My breakdown includes:
30% News and Information (Weave, Fuse, WPCentral, CNN, Amazing Weather, etc)
15% Surfing the Web
10% Quick Reference (IMDB, All Recipes, etc)
5% Maps & Navigation
5% Books (Kindle)
5% Phone & Txt Messaging
5% Social (Twitter)
(No, I did not forget to include Games)
I thought this kind of information may be of some value for developers, since it focuses on usage rather than missing or inferior apps.
- 01-21-2013, 01:10 PM #2
IDK about my percentages, but the apps I use most of the time ( In order of use):
Gaming (various titles)
Fail Blog (various, not crazy about apps I've used so I haven't settled on 1)
- 01-21-2013, 01:33 PM #5
Twitter, RSS feeds, WPCentral, email, WhatsApp, browser, streaming audio/video, maps, SMS/MMS, weather, sports scores, games, camera.
Phone calls are the feature I use the least.
- 01-21-2013, 02:53 PM #9
- News and Weather
- Forum Surfing
- E - Mail
- Reading books
- Calendar & To Do list
- Phone calls
No GamesThe SmartPhone Parade (2006-Now)QTEK 9100 > Samsung Blackjack > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > BB 9700 > Xperia X10 > Motorola Atrix > HTC Vivid > Lumia 900 > Lumia 820
- 01-21-2013, 05:32 PM #13
Music probably 90% of the time. My 920 is like a MP3 player that also happens to make phone calls.
Internet sharing for my tablet
I don't prefer reading news, surfing the net, watching videos or playing games on a phone due to the small screen size. I usually have my Surface with me for those things and will only use the phone as a last resort.
01-22-2013, 01:56 PM #17
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Email (5 accounts)
Alarms (3 every morning)
Calendars (3 merged)
WP Central/Windows Phone News
Other apps (Amazon Mobile, CNN,Ebay,Flixster,GasBuddy,Yelp, etc)
*I also have Ask Ziggy but I rarely use it. I just have it to show my iphone friends....When you judge someone you tell more about yourself than the person you are judging.
01-25-2013, 05:41 AM #21
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40% calls and texting(weird, right? *includes skype*)
30% Music DLing & Listening
20% General Internet Access (fb, wpc, news & weather, etc)
1% Other (camera, apps, etc...)
My phone is also my Bible, which I use every day, but I consider that part of communication... Not gonna preach in here, so if you *genuinely* want to know what I mean, PM me.
That's right, folks! My phone is primarily a COMMUNICATION device. How bizarre, indeed.
01-25-2013, 08:59 AM #22
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40% News (Weave, WPCentral, Amazing Weather)
30% Communication (Messaging, Email, Phone)
15 % Referencing (Davis's Drug Guide, MPR, Pocket Lab Values, PillBee)
10% (Well... sorta 100%) Productivity (Calendar, but it's always on my Start screen... but I usually use it every so often to update my schedules)
5% Games (Dodonpachi Maximum, Mush, Bonnie's Brunch, etc)
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