If you live in a world where over 97% of work done can be done on your Smartphone then you’re definitely referring to the 21st century.
It is amazing to know that a large part of work done can actually be done over the phone. You don’t have to show up every day at work burning fuel and getting stressed by the traffic.
Meetings are held over the phone and cheques are signed over the Smartphone.
No surprise after the research done on people who are addicted to their mobile phones with the result and even the time durations a bit alarming but also portraying the level of growth in the technology industry.
So many people are actually addicted to their mini computers they can hold.
After the test was carried out the study found that the average person swipes, taps and pinches their display about 2,617 times a day, for a grand total of one million times per year.
With the level and standard of technology and the release of new Smartphone’s with different brand names, it is conspicuous that these numbers will not be decreasing anytime soon.
‘I don’t think we are close to reaching ‘peak digital,’ Michael Winnick, founder and CEO of dscout, said.
‘Interaction styles may change and this creates an opportunity for new forms, like voice, augmented reality, and VR. So the form will likely change.’
‘If we were betting on it, we’d say the amount of time we are spending through digitally mediated products won’t go down.
‘We just might not be using our fingers as much.’
Following recruitment for the study, the firm built a supplementary app to track every swipe, tap and pinch from each user over 24 hours for a five day period.
The data revealed users spend about 2.42 hours a day touching the Smartphone display and 3.75 hours for the power users – this includes everything from texting, swiping on Tinder, turning Kindle pages and scrolling in Facebook.
‘We also found that on average, 11 percent of scouts are getting in a tap or two even at 3 AM,’
‘In fact, over the course of our five-day study, 87 percent of participants checked their phones at least once between midnight and 5 AM.’
‘We can track when users clicked their phone out of a sleep state, but we can’t capture all the clicks and taps made on locked phones,’ explained he said.
A locked phone means that a user has not put in their password; however they are still able to conduct a range of task such as reviewing notifications, checking the time, changing the volume or skipping a song.
The irony of these is that a lot of people download so many apps or have them on their phones but only get to use just a little fraction of apps on their phones.
Most of the activity was found with no more than one app, approximately 52 percent, and another 40 percent of the time individuals used just two or three apps.
Although, some people have kept a frowned face when they see a close friend or loved with their phones. A large number always think its just chatting and are not afraid to express how they feel over such attitudes.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t always have to be just chatting; some people just find it easier typing a memo or working over the phone.
So the next time you see some really pressing their phones you will do well if you give the benefit of the doubt.