The latest data from comScore measures the popularity of smartphone applications in the US, where over 76.8 million Americans own smartphones as of May 2011 (a 57% increase from the previous year). The numbers:
- Weather apps have the largest audience, with 31 million smartphone owners (40% of the US smartphone audience)
- Social networking apps have an audience of over 29.4 million (reaching 38% of US smartphone owners)
- Maps come in third place, with 25.8 million
Weather and social networking apps have double the audience of search or news apps.