Kids in the Age of the iPad
Kids in the Age of the iPad
Written by Janet Swift   
Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kids have always been keen adopters of gadgets and Nielsen now reports that seven out of every 10 children in table-owning households get to use the tablet. So what types of app appeal to this growing audience?

 

children-tablet-usage

 

Nielsen's graph shows that 77% percent of the children granted access to a tablet play downloaded games and 57 percent said children used tablets to access educational apps.

One important role for tablets is keeping kids quiet while families are out and about: 55 percent and 41 percent of parents report that their children used tablets for entertainment while traveling or in restaurants, respectively.

This can include watching TV shows and movies, which 43 percent of children use the family tablet for. Communicating with friends and family is the least popular function on tablets – only 15 percent of kids engage in this activity.

There seems to be an interesting market to target with new apps. 

More Information

American Families See Tablets as Playmate, Teacher and Babysitter (Neilsen blog)

Related Articles

Smartphones, Apps and Advertising

App Your Age

Top Android apps revealed

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Google+, Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

Banner


Google's Science Journal Android App For Experiments
23/05/2016

We need to find good ways for young people to get started with real science and data. Google has produced an Android app that just might help - it sounds fun too.



Easy plotting With Chart.js
10/05/2016

Chart.js 2 has been released with new chart types and improved extensibility. Ease of use is one of this open source library's key features and here we look at how it compares with d3.js at creating a [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 February 2012 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2016 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.