Should your groups go mobile?

 

Ever wondered if your training, communication, and huddles should go mobile for small groups at your church?



If you answered “No,” then take a look at these stats. You may be surprised by just how prevalent mobile media is becoming.

Mobile stats

  • Smartphones are expected to increase from 23% of total phone shipments in 2010 to 45% in 2015. (Source)
  • Mobile application downloads are expected to reach nearly 48 billion in 2015. (Source)
  • The number of smartphones set to rise from today’s global estimate of 500 million handsets in use, to almost two billion by 2015. (Source)
  • By 2010, 73% of total mobile cellular subscriptions were from the developing world. (Source)
  • Smartphone connections to Wi-Fi hotspots will soon overtake laptops globally. Laptops now represent less than half (48%) of the connections to hotspots, smartphones account for 36 percent and tablets 10 percent. (Source)
  • Out of 6.8 billion people on the planet, 5.1 billion of them own a cell phone. Only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia)
  • There are already 1.2 billion mobile web users worldwide; Asia is the top region. (Source)
  • Four billion mobile phones are in use, 1.08 billion of which are smartphones. (Source)
  • There are more mobile phones on the planet than TVs. (Source: Jupiter)
  • There are 5.9 billion mobile subscribers worldwide. China and India account for 30% of the world’s subscriptions. (Source)
  • 9 in 10 American adults now have mobile phones, up from 7 in 10 in 2006 (+21%). 1 in 5 kids ages 6 to 11 now have a mobile phone. (Source)
  • It is predicted that mobile internet users will outnumber desktop computer users by 2014. (Source)
  • 91% of all U.S. citizens have their mobile device within reach 24/7. (Source: Morgan Stanley)
  • On average, Americans spend 2.7 hours per day socializing on their mobile device. (Source)
  • One half of web searches are done via a mobile device. (Source)

Question:


Does this make sense? Do you buy it? 


What are you doing to help transition communication and training to go mobile?