Earlier this week we looked at gaming apps and the rise in activity at distinct points throughout the day. As part of ‘The changing behaviour series’ we’re taking a deeper look at what other apps are performing well in the app ecosystem and how brands can use consumer behaviour to inform their strategy.
Lockdowns have been imposed in most major cities around the world. Personal movement across these cities has disappeared virtually overnight, with transport app Citymapper reporting as much as a 96% reduction in travel over the past number of weeks. And gaming and news apps are having their moment, in terms of content consumption and engagement. This restricted movement has led to an uptick in app usage of 70.1% in the UK, 15% in the US and 23% in Australia, according to Blis data.
Here at Blis, we’re seeing all sorts of interesting trends as mobile usage is rising exponentially and people who have more dwell time at home are engaging more. We also have a birds eye view of what’s happening on the streets in retail, QSR and other sectors. We’re analysing all of this rich data as quickly as we can, so read on for ‘The changing behaviour series’ with the trends and observations as we see them in the coming days and weeks.
We are living in unprecedented times, that goes without saying. Everyone is impacted, lives are changing, travel is restricted, gyms, restaurants and stores are closing – consumer behaviours are shifting rapidly. Daily life as we know it is different…for now.
In a year where “Retail Apocalypse” seems to feature in every headline, there’s some good news: people love to shop. That’s not just true in the US, it’s true just about everywhere in the world, according to a new series of Blis white papers. The research we performed in EMEA, Singapore and Australia with Sapio Research uncovered significant findings such as this and revealed even deeper insights about shopper behaviours that marketers will find helpful as they navigate the evolving path to purchase.