Mobile


Apps vs. mobile sites has been the subject of debate since the dawn of smartphones. For a period it seemed like apps fell out of favor, but there is proof that trend is reversing in the retail industry.

A new survey suggests that Facebook users are aggressively deleting the app from their phones—but are they really? In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers,” we dig into the data about social network users and their attitudes about privacy. How is Facebook’s usage holding up amidst continuing scrutiny of its business?

John Duffy, co-founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive, discusses the new texting standard set to replace SMS and what it means for marketers.

Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, analyst Rahul Chadha and forecaster Showmik Podder break down some of the key data in eMarketer's new estimates for mobile app usage. Which app categories are growing fastest, and why?

Personalized messages, geolocated notifications, loyalty programs—all are available via mobile passes in wallets.

Despite rapid growth, mobile advertising has been hampered by fragmented formats and standards, which limit what marketers can do with the newer and richer types of mobile marketing data available. Improved measurement and transparency is key! eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand mobile measurement and targeting.

Four years after its purchase by Facebook, WhatsApp is being tasked with a new challenge: Make money. In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” analyst Rahul Chadha digs into the messaging market and the monetization strategies being put to the test around the world.

Google's Kishore Kanakamedala explains Store Sales Direct, a product that helps advertisers see if their digital campaigns drove store purchases.

Google Maps and Waze recently introduced new advertising products, meaning in-map advertising is now easier to buy for a wider variety of marketers.

Jed Schneiderman, co-founder and president of Tapped Mobile, talks about the big issues marketers need to focus on today, and the trends that might not be worth their time.

Liz Cole, vice president and group director of social strategy at Digitas, discusses how marketers can tap into the interactive and personal nature of Facebook Messenger.

John Keefe, bot developer and app product manager at Quartz, discusses how the digital publisher uses Facebook Messenger to create loyal readers.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer's Mark Dolliver discusses how teens indulge in too much screen time, and the extent to which they and their parents see this excessive usage as a problem.

It seems like teenagers would appreciate taking a break from their smartphones, if only they knew how.

Although their children are digital natives, many US parents worry their kids are too enthralled by device screens. But the remedies have downsides, too.

Apps are integral to the lives of four in 10 US mobile app users, yet many think they could survive without them, according to a new survey by ThinkNow Research.

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, some of the topics we’re talking about include Google’s expected return to China, plus a new kind of tutor.

How big is the worldwide market for messaging apps and where is the growth strongest? On the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we dig into the data and trends with eMarketer's Andrea Szasz and Rahul Chadha.

Peter Lenz, senior geospatial analyst at Dstillery, discuss how advertisers are using data from maps to reveal trends and improve ad targeting.