Sean Galligan, vice president of mobile analytics service Flurry, spoke at TechCrunch Beijing, sharing his insights on mobile market and consumer behaviors.

As a global app analytics provider, Flurry’s analytics software is supporting more than 540K smartphone apps and tablet apps on over 1.5 billion devices worldwide. Flurry has used its data-backed insights to accelerated revenue and growth opportunities for app developers.

Sean first shared with us lots of statistics based on surveys on the U.S. market. In the past six years, we saw nothing but growth in apps for various fields, he said. As one of the fields that witnessed exponential growth, the number of messaging apps surged by 316% in the past one year period. In fact, these apps are disrupting, in some cases taking monopolies in telecom industry over the past couple of years. They are continuously challenging the dominance of telecom carriers, while WhatsApp has taken away US$33 million from carriers, according to data from Ovum.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.