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Top mobile apps to watch in 2012

Stamford: List of 10 most sought after apps in mobile for 2012 releases keeping in mind the likes and dislikes of consumers. Apps on mobile need to have a more extended version of what is being used on laptops and PCs. While making selection, analysts kept their focus on high-end devices with average selling price of more than $300 to have top 10 cutting edge technologies and trends.

Applications featuring in the list will have unique features that include some element of environment into their function.Gartner, Technology research firm, releases 10 most watched upon apps in 2012, according to its belief. Last week, Gartner projected that mobile apps would generate revenues of $15.9 billion in 2012, now they are trying to discover what app will help mobiles to build up this huge revenue structure.

The top ten apps that Gartner listed down are not far from what is getting attention today also. So, the consumer applications to be looked out for in 2012 include-
1.Location Based Services (LBSs):This app deliver services to users based on where they are, who they are like their age, gender, profession, preference, profession and intention. Gartner expects the total user base of consumer LBSs to reach 1.4 billion users by 2014.
2.Social Networking:Social network platforms are absorbing the increasing amount of network traffic. Among the 19 apps tracked by Gartner, this app is the most sought after and fastest growing. This becomes the users hub for videos, e-mails, games and commerce.
3.Mobile-search:To bring mobile search to the next level, Gartner thinks that in short time span, the app needs to allow users to take actions based on the result. For example, they could make a call or reservation, buy a ticket or place an order.

4.Mobile-commerce:Unique mobile functions could be 'check in' to a store to tell a retailer you're there, or adding items into a shopping cart by taking a photo of the item for its bar code in the physical store. Amazon already sports such a function where users can use an iPhone to scan a bar code and order a book via the online retail giant.


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