Welcome again to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the most recent in cell OS information, cell purposes 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. Shoppers 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 dwell TV. Presently, the common American watches 3.7 hours of dwell TV per day, however now spends 4 hours per day on their cell gadgets.