Appy Times


I probably have more apps on my iPhone than 10 other people combined. Every time I hear about a new application, I have to have it. I have so many apps that I can’t find most of them. I could be called an app hoarder.

This week alone I downloaded People Celebrity Watch, Khan Academy, Trip Advisor, and Klooff. I should be embarrassed to say this but I love my apps. I am amazed at what they can accomplish and I’m hopeful that the innovation will continue.

I have filled all the pages on my cell phone with apps, and the rest are stored behind the scenes. I have to use the search box to retrieve any given app because I would never be able to find it on my own.

I am not alone. About 102 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2013, according to a Gartner Group study. Those will generate $26 billion in revenues.

Ninety-one percent of the apps downloaded this year will be free. That percentage will climb to 94.5 in 2017.

We waited a long time for these appy times. Enjoy them. Explore!