Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Psychographics Differ for iPad vs iPhone Users

When you invest in mobile marketing, your quandaries include whether to focus on apps for iOS devices (60% of the market) or Android, and then, within the iOS market, whether to develop iPad apps, iPhone apps, or both. The answers depend on the customer segments you want to reach, so take a look at a recent e-commerce blog post sharing Flurry mobile analytics on smartphone and tablet usage. Drawing from app usage by nearly 400 million iOS devices, the Flurry data shows why mobile apps and site features need to match different device usage patterns. For example, data shows that a store locator is a more important call-to-action for a smartphone user on the go, as opposed to a tablet user. The psychographic segmentation also differs between iPhone and iPad. If you are seeking "value shoppers" with mobile coupons or showrooms, you should skew toward iPhone apps. If you are targeting parenting and education activities, small business services, moms, or pet owners, iPad apps are more effective. Plus, Android users and iOS users have different psychographic profiles; for example, the "mommy market" is more likely to use an iOS device rather than an Android (77% vs. 23%). The data creates more interest in our lists of iPhone and Android users with demographic data. For more detail on mobile app customer segments, see the getelastic.com article at http://www.getelastic.com/iphone-vs-ipad-app-use-across-psychographic-segments/.

1 comment:

  1. Some of these findings seem logical -- e.g., using a smartphone for shopping and on-the-go information, using a tablet for applications that require attention. But why do "mommies" prefer iOS? The greater availability of kid-appropriate applications?