National App Day

Observed annually on December 11th, National App Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to do something that they probably already do every day, and that is to interact with their favorite apps. Every day, most of us interact with apps—otherwise known as software applications—on our phones or computers to get things done.

We use messaging and social media apps to interact with other people, calendar apps to manage our days, and collaboration apps to accomplish tasks at work. Software applications have completely changed the way we interface with and use technology on a daily basis.

The History of National App Day

National App Day was first created by CJ Thompson of Platinum Edge Media to recognize the importance of apps in our daily lives. He established it in 2017, and it has been a holiday that people observe ever since.

  • People who own tablets spend three times as much money on apps as smartphone users.
  • Approximately 90% of a person’s mobile time is spent using apps.
  • There are approximately 1.5 times more Android apps than iOS apps.
  • Thousands of different apps are downloaded every day.
  • Even though there are close to 10 million apps, most people use just 10 apps a day.

Observing National App Day

This holiday is the perfect day for people to think about the apps they use and ensure that they are properly updated. It’s also a good day for people to delete those apps from their phones that they no longer use.

Unused apps not only take up storage space, but they can also consume other system resources such as memory, so people should remove unused ones. People can also use the hashtag #NationalAppDay on their favorite social media apps to let everyone know they are observing this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 11 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
December 11 Thursday
Last year (2023)
December 11 Monday
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