How People Use Smartphones to Access Information

June 21, 2017 by in category Mobile App, User Experience, User Interface tagged as with 0 and 2
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How People Use Smartphones to Access Information

We’re proud of the new mobile breaking news app we’ve designed in-house. Our custom mobile app UI/UX design is an RSS-style news apps that allow you to choose your own news sources and create your own news feed. The premise is very simple. You search for the topics and websites you like and add them to your feed. When you open the app, you’ll receive articles from only those sources. This is great for anyone who wants to have control over where they get their news, and the app also allows you to create categories for your news so you can manage multiple feeds at once and it has a web interface so you can read on other devices.

The Internet has changed the way that we view news. Instead of having a TV producer or a newspaper editor determine the most important stuff for us and then buying into their product, we are now free to roam the waves of the Web to find the news that matters most to us. There are a ton of sites out there that deliver the news and keeping track of them all can be hard to do. In this list, we’ll talk about the best news apps for Android to help you stay organized, stay in the loop, and find the news you want.

News & Information At Your Finger Tips

A substantial mobile news audience exists, and many of those users are spending news time on social platforms.

Rapid advances in technology have left news organizations scrambling to manage how news is created, consumed and delivered. People have shifted towards accessing news first via desktops and laptops, and now through the ubiquitous smartphone.

Eighty-nine percent of the adult U.S. mobile population (144 million people) access news and information via their mobile device. While analysis of the mobile news audience shows that it had grown 9 percent from the previous year (see Figure 3), but the increase has recently slowed, suggesting that the mobile news audience is reaching a plateau.

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But the activities people perform on mobile is changing. The metered data from the Nielsen panel show that mobile news-seekers, on average, dedicate nearly 5 percent (or more than 2 hours) of their monthly mobile time to news (see Figure 2). However, an analysis of year-over-year changes (see Figure 3) suggests that time spent directly on mobile apps and sites has declined over the past year. This decline contrasts with substantial news activity taking place on social networking platforms.

Indeed, 27 percent of mobile time (more than 12 hours per month) is spent on social networking sites, and Nielsen’s supplemental survey showed that half of social networkers spend time looking at news; 70 percent of Facebook users, for example, use Facebook for news every day.  [Article Source]

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