Guest post by Karthik Reddy.
Since the introduction of smartphones and tablets, mobile device usage has grown tremendously. This is especially the case over the past few years, as we have collectively shifted to spending more time browsing on our phones than we do on our actual (desktop or laptop) computers.
To help put this trend better into perspective, the folks behind PlayMobi have created a fascinating and very cool tool that illustrates the immense scope of mobile usage, in real time! The principle behind the site is quite simple. All a user has to do is to access it, and from that point onwards, the site starts tracking and displaying mobile usage on a variety of platforms, such as Google, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and more, and is meant to better showcase how popular each of the platforms truly is.
There are 42,000,242,959.56 (or so) WhatsApp messages sent every 24 hours, and 66.66 billion Facebook messenger texts sent during the same period of time.
By accessing the platform, users will not only learn more about the daily mobile usage, but will also quickly realize which platforms are gaining in popularity, who the main competitors on the mobile market are, and how certain trends which once seemed like they would goon forever are now trailing off.
Worldwide real-time mobile usage is mesmerizing to watch! This tool showcases how much our world has evolved, and how mobile devices are now actively shaping the way we live and interact with other people on a daily basis.
Karthik Reddy, Community Manager at playmobi.co.uk, is the author of India’s Number 1 travel blog. Having an MBA in computer science he once decided to get away from the office desk life and take the breathtaking journey of travelling the world. He is eager to use the sociability of the web to inspire others. A passionate traveller and photography enthusiast he aspires to share his experiences and help people see the world through his lens.