As we have recently learned, smartphone users in the United States spend more time using apps than ever before. On average, they spend more than 40 hours a month using their favorite apps. Meanwhile, the number of apps they use has plateaued since 2012. 27 appears to be the magic number in terms of how many apps people need.
So which apps do people actually use? According to SensorTower data reported by ReCode, there are few surprises when it comes to the most popular apps in the world. Big players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter dominated global app downloads in May, with Facebook owning four of the five most-downloaded apps in the world.