The annual report includes many insights of interest to Web, application and mobile development teams.
by DevX Staff
May 28, 2015
Every year, Mary Meeker releases a highly anticipated report on the state of the Internet. A former analyst, Meeker is now a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and her thorough reports have a wide-ranging impact on the tech industry. This year's report encompasses 197 slides and includes a number of insights that might be useful for developers:
39 percent of the world's population now uses the Internet; that's 2.8 billion people.
The top five Internet companies (1. Apple. 2. Google. 3. Alibaba. 4. Facebook. 5. Amazon) are platforms.
While the Internet has already made a huge impact in the consumer and business segments, it still presents many untapped opportunities in education, healthcare and government.
Internet use and smartphone use are still growing, but that growth is slowing.
On average, American adults spend 5.6 hours per day on the Internet, usually spread over many short sessions.
Although Americans spend 24 percent of their media time with mobile devices, mobile only accounts for 8 percent of ad spending.
Enterprise software has transformed the way work is done.
All the top apps are messaging apps.
User-generated content is skyrocketing.
Note: the link below will take you to a summary of the report, but the entire slideshow is also available online.