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Mobile apps

1 - Custom Secure Mobile App Deployment on the UpswingCustom Secure Mobile App Deployment on the Upswing

A new report shows a significant Q3 increase in mobile app activations and growth in the number of firms using multiple apps beyond email.

2 - App Activation Continues to ClimbApp Activation Continues to Climb

App activations increased 30% quarter-over-quarter and 188% year-over-year.

3 - Secure Browsers Lead GrowthSecure Browsers Lead Growth

For the fourth quarter in a row, secure browsers led all app categories, growing 57% quarter-over-quarter, to account for 37% of all apps deployed by organizations.

4 - Custom Apps Win Popularity ContestCustom Apps Win Popularity Contest

Custom apps were the most popular app category for the retail industry (40%), followed by the insurance industry (31%), financial services (25%), business and professional services (15%) and energy and utilities (13%).

5 - Why Build One When You Can Build Two or MoreWhy Build One When You Can Build Two or More

58% of organizations that build custom applications have built two or more apps, 15% built five or more, and 7% built 10 or more. The average organization has developed 3.74 custom apps.

6 - App Usage RisesApp Usage Rises

Seven in 10 organizations (70%) use two or more apps beyond email.

7 - Public Sector Adds Secure BrowsingPublic Sector Adds Secure Browsing

43% of all apps in government were either document access or document editing, and 31% were secure browser apps, up 10% from last quarter.

8 - Businesses Want Secure MessagingBusinesses Want Secure Messaging

24% of apps in energy and utilities were secure instant messaging (IM) apps, followed closely by high tech (23%) and finance (21%).

9 - iOS Regains Activation ShareiOS Regains Activation Share

New iPhones helped boost iOS share. iOS device activations regained some previous losses, building its lead from 64% to 66%. Android’s share of activation fell slightly to 31%, while Windows dropped to 2% and Windows Phone held at 1%.

10 - Tabulating Tablet ActivationTabulating Tablet Activation

In the third quarter, iOS accounted for 71% of tablet activations, Android 21% and Windows 8%. However, the tablet market is increasingly fragmented. Just two quarters ago, 81% of tablets ran iOS.

11 - iOS Rules Regulated IndustriesiOS Rules Regulated Industries

For the third quarter in a row, iOS device adoption held steady or grew in regulated industries. iOS accounted for 83% of public-sector activations, followed by financial services (77%), education (77%) and insurance (68%).

12 - Android Leads in High TechAndroid Leads in High Tech

Android maintained its lead with 52% of all activations in high tech, and eked out a slight lead over iOS in transportation at 50% vs. 49% for iOS.