Falling asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle: a large scale study on mobile application usage

  title={Falling asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle: a large scale study on mobile application usage},
  author={Matthias B{\"o}hmer and Brent J. Hecht and Johannes Sch{\"o}ning and A. Kr{\"u}ger and G. Bauer},
  booktitle={Mobile HCI},
While applications for mobile devices have become extremely important in the last few years, little public information exists on mobile application usage behavior. We describe a large-scale deployment-based research study that logged detailed application usage information from over 4,100 users of Android-powered mobile devices. We present two types of results from analyzing this data: basic descriptive statistics and contextual descriptive statistics. In the case of the former, we find that the… Expand
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