In 2021, 233 mobile apps crossed the $100 million mark in consumer spending worldwide, and just under 75% of them were games. That’s down from about 82% in 2020, as more nongaming apps passed that milestone than their gaming counterparts. Still, games continue to drive much of the consumer spending in the multibillion-dollar mobile ecosystem.
TikTok takes up more of its users’ time than any other social media platform in the US. This year, adult TikTok users will spend an average of 38 minutes per day on the short-video app. Twitter ranks second, with a daily average of 35 minutes, while third-place Facebook will see 31 minutes per day from the average adult user.
On today's episode, we discuss why the West's answer to super apps is finally taking shape, why cryptocurrency sells out as governments buy in, and what kinds of new revenue sources digital brokers are hunting for. We then talk about how JPMorgan Chase is planning on spending its increased yearly technology budget and what will be largely responsible for driving fintech funding to new heights. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Eleni Digalaki and vice president of content and head of financial services at Insider Intelligence Daniel Van Dyke.