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Redbox Mobile: Over 35s more likely to download apps via adverts

Redbox Mobile: Over 35s more likely to download apps via adverts

People over the age of 35 are more likely to downloads apps because of paid advertising, according to data from App store search marketing agency Redbox Mobile.

The firm has released a report studying global consumer attitudes in app discovery. According to this, 55 per cent of people over the age of 35 claimed to have downloaded an app through paid advertising, while 57 per cent confirmed that they installed an app after seeing it being featured on the store.

Other statistics shown from the findings show that when it comes to deciding whether to download an app, 65 per cent of users are influenced by the price alone, 63 per cent by the app‘s description, and 61 per cent by the app rating.

When it comes to finding apps, the top three motivations were revealed to be free or promotional apps, app store ratings and word of mouth. Paid for advertising on the other hand sees its biggest successes from social media advertisements at 28 per cent.

Country by country

Information was gathered relating to each country throughout the document, with consumers in the US and Italy said to be significantly more likely to search for an app by company name and/or using one word.

In the UK, app store users are more likely to review the top 10 charts when searching. French residents are more likely to search using one generic keyword, while German people prefer to use two.

The Chinese market is the biggest when it comes to mobile, so it's interesting to read that consumers search more often with three words.

1,500 mobile consumers

The stats found in the report were comprised of interviews conducted with 1,500 mobile consumers over the age of 18 across the US, UK, China, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

“We know a lot about how many apps are downloaded and how they’re used, but very little research has gone into the core reasons as to how and why consumers download apps,” said Redbox CEO James Salins

“For the first time, we’ve been able to shed some light on why consumers act as they do on the app stores. What’s clear from the study is that there is no single factor when it comes to driving app downloads. App developers and publishers need to adopt a blended strategy of paid and organic campaigns to drive success.”

Salins was appointed as Rexbox’s new CEO in February, with one of his key goals being to continue the growth within Redbox Mobile’s sales and account management teams, alongside developing new strategic partnerships in the EMEA region.


Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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