How much do you Email via Smartphone?
September 5, 2010 10 Comments
The report shows e-mail represents 41.6% of mobile Internet time for users in the United States. Thanks again to Steve Jobs who made the smartphones as a necessity as opposed to luxury.
As smartphone and mobile web usage con continues to soar, the e-mailing on mobile devices is also number one.
This chart means if all mobile Internet time was condensed into one hour of usage, e-mail would represent 25 minutes of time spent.
In fact, mobile e-mail usage continues to grow, even as social media continues to become a bigger and bigger part of the mobile experience.
Email is certainly one of the most efficient and convenient “mobile apps”. It’s well integrated into mobile phones. Most smartphones not only provide an email application, but they also integrate email into other core features such as the phone’s camera and web browser. Even with the availability of native apps for services like Twitter/Facebook/etc, it is hard to match the speed and convenience of email on a smartphone.
After all, email is the secret to all of the networks, groups, blogs etc that we join online. Almost all of them send you email notifications and they use your email to authenticate your access to their website. And, the nice thing about email is that you can join several networks/follow several things and they all come to one place. Whereas, if I did not have email, I would have to go to each of these sites individually (or a site would pop up like a social network ‘key chain’ and essentially perform the same role to the web user). Email is here for the long haul and I actually think it has been surprisingly under developed compared to some of the other web innovations.