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The changing behaviour series: it’s all in the timing

Companies from every sector have benefitted by engaging with apps and making mobile a core part of their strategies. The impact Covid-19 is having on app usage, content consumption and the wider mobile industry has been striking and swift. As part of ‘The changing behaviour series’ we’re continuing our review of how consumers are interacting with content in light of the increased restrictions on movement around the world. 

The changing behaviour series: sports in the virtual world

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. 

The changing behaviour series: got game?

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. 

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