Mobile


Apps vs. mobile sites has been the subject of debate since the dawn of smartphones. For a period it seemed like apps fell out of favor, but there is proof that trend is reversing in the retail industry.

A new survey suggests that Facebook users are aggressively deleting the app from their phones—but are they really? In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers,” we dig into the data about social network users and their attitudes about privacy. How is Facebook’s usage holding up amidst continuing scrutiny of its business?

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer's Mark Dolliver discusses how teens indulge in too much screen time, and the extent to which they and their parents see this excessive usage as a problem.

It seems like teenagers would appreciate taking a break from their smartphones, if only they knew how.

Although their children are digital natives, many US parents worry their kids are too enthralled by device screens. But the remedies have downsides, too.

Apps are integral to the lives of four in 10 US mobile app users, yet many think they could survive without them, according to a new survey by ThinkNow Research.

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, some of the topics we’re talking about include Google’s expected return to China, plus a new kind of tutor.

Google Maps and Waze recently introduced new advertising products, meaning in-map advertising is now easier to buy for a wider variety of marketers.

Think romance is dead? Think again. While dating apps are relatively commonplace, most people are reluctant to use them.

Consumers have become more comfortable sharing location details, but they’re also more choosey about when they share. At the same time, marketers have a better understanding of how to use location data and which data to avoid. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you dig into location intelligence.

Liz Cole, vice president and group director of social strategy at Digitas, discusses how marketers can tap into the interactive and personal nature of Facebook Messenger.

Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, analyst Rahul Chadha and forecaster Showmik Podder break down some of the key data in eMarketer's new estimates for mobile app usage. Which app categories are growing fastest, and why?

Personalized messages, geolocated notifications, loyalty programs—all are available via mobile passes in wallets.

Despite rapid growth, mobile advertising has been hampered by fragmented formats and standards, which limit what marketers can do with the newer and richer types of mobile marketing data available. Improved measurement and transparency is key! eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand mobile measurement and targeting.

Four years after its purchase by Facebook, WhatsApp is being tasked with a new challenge: Make money. In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” analyst Rahul Chadha digs into the messaging market and the monetization strategies being put to the test around the world.

How big is the worldwide market for messaging apps and where is the growth strongest? On the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we dig into the data and trends with eMarketer's Andrea Szasz and Rahul Chadha.

Some consumers don’t mind handing over personal information, such as their phone number, in exchange for something in return—like a discount. But if they feel they're getting flooded with too many messages from brands, they'll simply unsubscribe.

Nearly 40% of US mobile gamers think games are relaxing, which is good news for mobile ad buyers, because many gamers say they tend to be more receptive to ads when they're in a relaxed mood.

Tune and Forrester Consulting polled 300 US mobile marketers in January and found that one-third of them said managing data quality is a real challenge.