Mobile App Dependency High; Varies by Country

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Looking ahead, the number one app capability that respondents wish they had is remote control of things in the home, such as lights, air conditioning, locks and garage doors (46 percent), followed by:

  • Tracking energy usage in the home – 38 percent
  • Remote car start – 34 percent
  • Apps that can charge purchases directly to a mobile phone bill – 21 percent

Americans’ desire for remote control of the home was the strongest at 61 percent, while Germany and France only clocked in at 34 percent.

Apigee, the API company, recently announced the findings of its 2013 Mobile App Behavior survey of over 760 smartphone owners across France, Germany, Spain, the UK and U.S., conducted online in February by uSamp. “The findings of the study show that people all over the world are becoming increasingly intertwined with their mobile apps and are demanding more from them," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. 


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