Part IV. What types of apps are adults downloading? | Pew Research Center
Apps serve many functions, from communication to information gathering, productivity and entertainment. The current survey asked app downloaders if they had ever downloaded apps for any of nine different purposes. Overall, apps that provide regular updates about everyday information news, weather, sports, or stocks and those that help people communicate are the most commonly downloaded. Figure 11 shows which demographic groups are most likely to download each of the nine types of apps asked about. Health apps are of particular interest to those in the public health and epidemiology arenas, and Pew Internet has been measuring use of these apps for more than a year.