TRACKING STUDY ON SMARTPHONE (APPLICATIONS)
Since the beginning of the smartphone era, smartphone devices are gaining more popularity among users of all ages due to the convenience provided by smartphone applications, which now play a significant role in helping users live their lives more conveniently through providing entertainment as well as a platform to do business everywhere and anytime. In the past, application categories are limited to a few such as games and a few productivity applications, but who would have imagined we would have fitness tracking applications, educational applications or even medical applications?
While many applications today receive huge success in this fiercely competitive market, many are down falling. Developers today become more active in coming up with new types of applications with different layouts and designs to keep up with consumer’s demands, behavior as well as the changing trends.
Furthermore, new business models have been introduced to customers through reward application where consumers can collect stamps and points from their favorites places in order to claim discounts and prizes later.
W&S would like to study the rise and fall of smartphone applications and track changes during the past three months as well as study the awareness of reward applications in three Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.