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This article was published on December 15, 2011


    In 2011, we downloaded 1 billion apps every month worldwide [Video]

    In 2011, we downloaded 1 billion apps every month worldwide [Video]
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    In a YouTube video by Mobile Future, we learn more than a few staggering statistics about mobile’s growth in 2011. 8.8 trillion texts were sent this year, up 1.1 trillion from last year. Interestingly, most of them were sent by a 14-year old from Minnesota named Megan who sent 1,095 texts per day.

    While just 5 billion apps were downloaded in all of 2010, 1 billion apps were downloaded worldwide each month in 2011. Social companies also saw a massive increase in mobile usage including a 166% increase in Facebook Mobile users in the first half of 2011 alone and 1 billion Foursquare checkins total.

    Experts predict a 1,800% increase in traffic on U.S. networks in just 4 years, which will create millions of new jobs for Americans. The video reports that there’s $27.5 billion worth of investment in U.S. mobile networks by wireless carriers.

    For more fun mobile facts to get you excited, check out the video below:

    Check out Mobile Future’s video from 2010 here.