App Insights

Mobile Game Usage Shows Remote Learning Adversely Impacts Low Income Students

The spread of Coronavirus in the U.S. has not only threatened the economy, but also the American educational system. After the summer break, all but four states implemented either hybrid or remote learning models. With some parents working or taking care of siblings, among other factors, would students engage academically? In this report, Flurry measures academic engagement by looking at one of the most common activities that directly competes with classroom and study time —playing mobile games on smartphones.

Mobile App News Consumption Explodes as U.S. Presidential Election Hangs in the Balance

As America waits in limbo for election results from Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina and Georgia, a polarized population is starved for new information. And while 2020 has featured some of the biggest events in modern history -- a global pandemic, an impeached U.S. President, widespread protests over severe social injustice, and a wildly volatile economy --  83% of Americans believe that who wins the presidency, according to Pew Research, matters more now than it has over the past two decades.

A Billion Reasons to Understand App Usage on Tablets

Over 1 billion tablets are in use globally, according to Statista, with a penetration rate forecasted to surpass 20% of the world’s population within a couple of years. While smartphones and laptops each have higher penetration rates, the tablet still holds a unique position in the market as an in-between form factor.  In particular, it’s known for media consumption, gaming and productivity usage  such as email and document editing.

Samsung and Apple Jockey for Smartphone Leadership with Contrasting Approaches

Apple and Samsung together account for more than half of the world’s active smartphone install base, and are clearly the leaders of the OEM smartphone market. But if we take a closer look at how they each earn their market share, there are remarkable differences. This Flurry report takes a closer look at Apple versus Samsung market share, the number of products each company has in the market, top devices in the top 20 countries, and more. 

Will the iPhone 12 Convince Consumers to Replace Older iPhones?

When Apple launches its annual line-up of new iPhones each Fall, it creates a surge in device adoption that spans the holiday season. Since the 2017 launch of the completely reimagined iPhone X, improvements to subsequent phones have been incremental, offering gains mainly related to the chipset, camera and screen. Since then Apple has released the iPhone XS and XR variants, the iPhone 11 line up and the 2nd Generation iPhone SE. The iPhone 12, coupled with 5G support, seems poised for stronger than usual uptake.

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Summer Travel in 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, borders closed around the world and Americans spent months under lockdown. As Summer approached, stay-at-home orders were lifted and many hotels reopened. However, travel destinations and activities remained limited. Travel abroad was restricted, summer camps were canceled, indoor dining at restaurants was shut down, and entertainment activities such as going to museums, movie theaters, and theme parks were not permitted. As a result, COVID-19 crushed many travelers’ Summer plans.