I’d say that one of the biggest values of a smartphone lies in the potential uses you get from apps. From financial trackers to calorie counters to tools that can help you find the cheapest gas nearby, apps have really changed the way people live their lives, and I think that’s fascinating to think about.
A recent study came out in which it was estimated that developing mobile applications accounted for nearly half a million new jobs on the market—a statistic I find absolutely staggering. It goes to show that seemingly small things can have an enormous impact on the economy.
This infographic lays out a few more statistics on the developing “app economy,” and also has some helpful tips on what apps can help readers with smartphones save money. My personal favorite is GasBuddy, which locates the where in your neighborhood gas prices are cheapest—something I’ve been finding more and more useful as gas prices climb. Check out the infographic in full below.