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With the recent rise of location-based social networks likeFoursquare, Gowalla, and Loopt, it would appear that location technology is something new. But in fact, humans have been inventing clever ways to locate each other for many thousands of years.
Even the basic technology that makes today’s location-based checkins possible — cellular triangulation and the global positioning satellite system — have their roots in decades old research projects, and the math today’s apps use to pinpoint your locale hasn’t change too much since the days of Copernicus.
iPhone Apps n’ Store
The App Store stats summary from April 4th, 2010 is quite revealing. In the beginning, the first tip-off that Apple was up to something came on December 14th, 1999, when Apple purchased the domain name www.iphone.org, which up through the present day directs visitors to Apple’s main corporate page. Since that time, Apple has realized some significant growth. The following stats will reveal that it is quite impressive.
Take a look at the count of active applications that are presently available in the App Store:
- There are 191,449 total active Apps available for purchase in the App Store.
- There are 31,734 total inactive Apps.
- There are 223,183 total Apps.
- All of these Apps come from 37,595 active App publishers.
Video games have become quite popular over the last 30 years, so popular in fact that that fully 65% of American households play video games and this number is growing. Video games are now more portable than ever with handhelds and even phones becoming commonplace for gamers. The term “gamer” to refer to those that play video games is quickly becoming a misnomer because so many people fit this categorically. Let’s have a look at some statistics about the proliferation of video games and the distribution of this population segment.
Of that 65% of the US population, 18-49 year olds make up the largest percentage of gamers at 49%. In times past, it was assumed that the gaming population was children under 18 but today they only make up 25%, perhaps more surprising is the fact that there are more people over 50 that play that children at 26%. The average age of a gamer is actually 32 years old. It was also a common stereotype that men predominated in video game consumption but the numbers are now evening out as 2 out of 5 gamers are female. The average Gamer spends about 18 hours a week playing video games.
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