Why Smartphones for Scripture engagement?
Smartphones. Because 5.2 billion people have cellphones.
Unique mobile subscriber count has been updated by the World Bank for 2015...The World Bank now says 5.2 Billion human beings. That number is 72% of all humans alive, of any age including babies. It is utterly unprecedented for any technology including the internet, PC, TV, radio, even the wristwatch. Mobile is the most widely spread technology humans have ever experienced, used in places that have no electrical grid, no running water. It even extends beyond literacy as even an illiterate person can talk on a mobile phone.
Smartphones. Because 3 of every 4 Internet users is accessing the Internet via their phone.
The ITU has updated their internet numbers for 2015 and now count a total of 3.2 Billion internet users in total. Most of those are...from mobile phones as I was the first to predict in my book back in 2002. But how many is that? The ITU tells us. The number of fixed internet users is down to 800 million so mobile internet migration is at 75%. Yes, no wonder Google prioritizes mobile-optimized websites ahead of traditional large-screen PC websites, when 3 out of every 4 internet users globally uses a mobile phone to get to the internet.
Tomi Ahonen - Communities-Dominate.Blogs.com
blog entry date October 16, 2015
Smartphones. Because 1 of every 3 people access their bank via their phone.
How big is the mobile banking user base this year? Juniper reports that this year 2015 is the moment when the planet passed the amazing level of 1 billion users of mobile phones for their banking. For context, the total number of banking accounts globally is 2.9 Billion so already more than one in three banking users worldwide, uses (at least part of the time) a mobile phone to access the banking services.