Mobile games among most popular apps for young adults

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(Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

Does obsessively trying to reach the next level on Candy Crush Saga or attempting to launch birds with slingshots on Angry Birds sound like something you’ve done on your mobile device?

    In our digital age, it’s no surprise that people are using their phones or tablets for more than basic communication. We are now part of a society where people can bank from their devices, access Internet and social media, order food, shop and, of course, play games.

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(Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

    According to Go-Globe, a digital and web development company, 52 per cent of time spent on mobile devices is used solely on mobile apps. Research also showed that the 18 to 24 demographic spend the most time per month on average using apps – 37 hours and six minutes, with more time spent using gaming apps than any other.

     Many students at Ryerson said that most of the time they spend on gaming apps happens during commutes.

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   “It’s definitely true that’s it’s more of a place you go to just visit for a bit,” said Matthew Tiessen, Ryerson professor of professional communication. His research focuses on digital and visual communication and culture regarding the use of mobile gaming apps.

    Tiessen also said that the top five games in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store speaks to the demographic of who uses apps the most. The top five apps are combat based.

Tiessen said that is it’s the 18 to 24-year-olds who use apps the most, and if the most popular ones being used involve combat, it speaks volumes about what appeals to this generation.

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(Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

   So, it looks like young adults are taking over when it comes to what’s popular in the world of mobile apps.

    Take a look at the video below for more.

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