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September 12, 2009

Social Networking Apps Rank Amongst Most Popular with iPhone Users

Sunnyvale, CA (RPRN) 09/12/09 — By Andrea Archibald

Upcoming Expos Are Perfect Venues For Developers To Show and Share Ideas

The quarterly Smartphone Intelligence survey, released Thursday September 10 2009, shows that iPhone and other smart phone users use apps that are personal and social.  Entertainment, games, music, social networking and weather are all among users’ favorite apps across all platforms.

The survey, conducted by Compete, provides insights into how customers are using their iPhones and other smart devices. Among the findings, iPhone users are more likely to spend money on their apps, preferring those priced under $5.

iPhone users are also the most active social networkers of all the smart phone users. Among the social networking apps, Facebook has won out as the iPhone app of choice. Approximately 71% of users use the app to access their account, and 37% list Facebook among their top three most used apps.

With 72% of iPhone users downloading 10 or more apps, iPhone is leading the way in apps. "With the massive number of applications downloaded to date, the iPhone has taken an early lead in getting owners to adopt app functionality and make popular applications a part of their daily lives," said Danielle Nohe, director of telecommunications and media for Compete. 

The explosion of iPhone apps can be seen everywhere in the tech world, with developer conferences popping up monthly. Most recently, Plug and Play Tech Center  in Sunnyvale, California, is opening the doors to their October 1st 2009 Expo to app companies looking to make a splash with Silicon Valley execs and Venture Capitalists.

At the Expo, one of the best places to spot the next best thing in technology, top pre-selected companies compete for the chance to present their companies to the panel of top-tier VCs and executives.

Conferences like Plug and Play’s Expo can be the chance of a lifetime for small apps companies, giving them visibility in the marketplace and often results in investor financing. For small apps companies, this can mean the difference between being one app amongst the many and being a viable software company.

Plug and Play EXPO
440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 1.408.524.1400

For more information, contact:  

Jupe Tan - jupe@plugandplay
techcenter.com
(408) 499-7429

October 1st, 2009
11:30am-8:00pm

Image Courtesy of Apple

About the author:

Founded in 2006, Plug and Play Tech Center is the leading startup accelerator in the Silicon Valley. More than 250 startups have raised capital in excess of $700 million after partnering with Plug and Play Tech Center, which connect entrepreneurs, leading venture capitalists like Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Canaan Partners, Accel Partners and more, angel investors and corporate partners like Google, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Ebay, Yahoo! and more. The unique collaborative community also includes universities such as Cornell, MIT, Harvard and Stanford. More than $2 billion in value has been created through exits and acquisitions. Silicon Valley locations include Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and Palo Alto with a total of 200,000 square feet.  The newest locations are in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Glendale with a total of 465,000 square feet.

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