Research + News | Topic: Apps

Kids In The UK Are Now Spending More Money On ‘Fortnite’ And ‘Roblox’ Than Candy And Books

Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported. Read the article here.

Did Fortnite Just Kill The App Store As We Know It?

Fortnite maker Epic Games sent shockwaves through the tech industry this week when it sued Apple and Google, claiming both companies’ app stores are monopolies. Read the article here.

Talk To Tweens About Health App Use

Tweens use health apps to track fitness and nutrition, sleep and wellbeing, but parents have concerns. Read the article here.

Most Parents Concerned About Privacy, Body Image Impact Of Tweens Using Health Apps

Health apps have become a popular tool among teens and adults to track fitness, weight loss, sleep and even menstrual cycles – but are they appropriate for tweens? Read the article here.

A New TikTok Clone Hit The Top Of The App Store By Paying Users To Watch Videos

TikTok has a new competitor: Zynn, a nearly button-for-button clone of TikTok that differentiates itself with one key twist — it pays users to sign up, watch videos, and convince others to follow suit. Read the article here.

U.S. Consumers Are Flocking To TikTok

The short-video app added 12 million unique visitors in March, up nearly 50% since January. Read the article here.

Young Women Often Face Sexual Harassment Online – Including On Dating Sites And Apps

Online dating has grown in popularity, but many young women report experiencing some form of harassment on these platforms, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Read the article here.

App Monitors Teens’ Phones So Parents Don’t Have To

Developers say that because the app monitors tens of thousands of teens, it can pick up on trends and understands the way teens communicate. Read the article here.

Teens Are Swapping AirPods And Using Google Translate To Secretly Talk To Each Other In School

One TikTok user demonstrated how swapping AirPods and using Google Translate is an effective way to communicate secretly. Read the article here.

Apps To Watch Out For

Stay on top of the popular titles teens are already using. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.