Welcome again to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the newest in cellular OS information, cellular functions and the general app financial system.
The app trade continues to develop, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in world client spend in 2020. Customers final yr additionally spent 3.5 trillion minutes utilizing apps on Android gadgets alone. And within the U.S., app utilization surged forward of the time spent watching stay TV. At present, the common American watches 3.7 hours of stay TV per day, however now spends 4 hours per day on their cellular gadgets.