Investigating smartphone and smartphone-apps utilization: A survey among Cypriot university students

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Abstract

Smartphones are here to stay, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and share in our everyday lives, providing a wide variety of applications. Smartphones are becoming more affordable, 3G and 4G networks expand and mobile applications offer a convenient way to access information. The current study aims to investigate smartphone and smartphone applications utilization by university students in Cyprus. For the purpose of this work a quantitative approach is deployed in the form of a survey using a structured online questionnaire. The results show that the majority of students utilize their smartphones more than 2 hours per day mainly when they are at home. Smartphone owners consider mostly design and technology as major advantage for owning a smart device. Security, size of the app and features are the most important factors for downloading apps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages368-372
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479947423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015
Event2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 13 Nov 201414 Nov 2014

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2014
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period13/11/1414/11/14

Keywords

  • featured phones
  • mobile apps
  • mobile users
  • smartphones

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    Christou, C. S. (2015). Investigating smartphone and smartphone-apps utilization: A survey among Cypriot university students. In Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2014 (pp. 368-372). [7011166] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMCTL.2014.7011166