The Cult Apps Used By Youths
Recently released statistics from app analytics firm Flurry have revealed the top apps currently being used by the 18-24 age bracket, with over 85% of mobile web usage being attributed to apps rather than internet surfing so far in 2014, Voxburner reports.
It has been shown that 18-24 year olds spend the most amount of time on apps, despite 25-44 year olds using the most apps per month on average, at 29. There are a few key apps currently being used by those in the 18-24 demographic – although plenty of new apps are being created everyday by developers from all over the world, each looking to enhance the everyday life of the user.
Cuddlr is a new app that is riding on the success of other dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr. The unique selling point of Cuddlr is that is doesn’t focus on the casual hook-up nature of Tinder and Grindr, but is instead more affectionate – allowing users to meet up for a cuddle. The team behind the app describe it as an easy way to “meet people near you and establish a physical connection.”
This app is similar in concept to the online video-call programme Skype, allowing users across the globe to freely connect to other Viber users via WiFi and 3G. It can be used on multiple platforms and has a massive user base of 350 million people.
One of the most useful apps for youths looking to explore or simply get around a new city without hassle, Citymapper allows users to look up timetables for buses and trains – both over and underground – and has a helpful ‘Get Me Somewhere’ button which shows the user a number of routes and times to get them from point A to point B.