IBooks App more popular than Facebook and Twitter
September 17, 2010 | 7:42 am
By Paul Biba
That’s according to a report in The Bookseller this morning.
According to research and consulting organisation YouGov’s TabletTracker report, exclusively seen by The Bookseller, 78% of iPad owners with wi-fi and 3G contracts have downloaded the iBooks app. This is more popular than the app for social networking sites Facebook (52% of wi-fi/3G owners have downloaded) and Twitter (34%).
Despite the presence of other reading apps on the iPad such as Amazon’s Kindle or Stanza, those who have downloaded iBooks use it frequently. The report found around half of users are using iBooks at least three times a week. Almost a quarter of wi-fi/3G owners are using it daily.
More details in the report.