SEOUL         –           The period of time individuals spent on cell purposes on their digital units elevated final month in South Korea, information confirmed Thursday, amid the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

South Koreans spent a mean day by day time of three.9 hours utilizing their cell apps in February, up 7 p.c from a yr in the past, in keeping with world cell information analytics agency App Annie.

South Korea was the No. 2 nation on this planet when it comes to the common time individuals spent on cell apps. China topped the record with 5 hours, whereas Japan was No. Three with 3.5 hours.

As extra international locations urge individuals to restrict outside actions and promote distant working to stem the novel coronavirus outbreak, utilization of cell apps is growing, App Annie stated.

Specifically, utilization of gaming apps spiked final month, in keeping with the info.

The variety of gaming app downloads within the final week of February surged 35 p.c on-year to 15 million in South Korea, in keeping with App Annie. It was additionally a 25 p.c improve from a month earlier.

App Annie information additionally confirmed utilization of social media, streaming, supply and monetary apps elevated final month, whereas that of mobility apps decreased.