February 12: The state of mobile

New app downloads and daily time spent on devices helped increase worldwide mobile usage in 2020, among others.

Source: App Annie
Published: January 2021

The state of mobile

Worldwide mobile usage and investment surged in 2020, despite widespread stay-at-home orders. 

Mobile Usage

New app downloads
2020 metric: 218 billion
YoY change: +7%

Daily time spent on mobile devices (per user)
2020 metric: 4.2 hours
YoY change: +20%

App store spend
2020 metric: $143 billion
YoY change: +20%

Mobile advertising spend
2020 metric: $240 billion
YoY change: +26%

Venture capital investments to mobile technology
2020 metric: $73 billion
YoY change: +27%

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