A study on distribution methods of mobile applications in China
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Digital Information Management, IEEE conference proceedings, 2012, 375-380 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study examines distribution methods of mobile applications in China. To address this, four research questions are proposed. Based on a sample from 262 respondents from the biggest city in central China, the results indicate that the most used mobile application in the Chinese market is instant messaging tools. It is found that majority of Chinese users are more likely to install mobile applications via the PC. Further, most respondents do not accept additional costs for software installation. In general, they are willing to pay less than one dollar for a mobile application. Last but not least, among the available transmission methods, the transfer of data between mobile devices via Bluetooth receives the highest ranking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2012. 375-380 p.
Acceptance; Distribution Methods; Mobile Application; Usage
Research subject Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53255DOI: 10.1109/ICDIM.2012.6360133ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871562660ISBN: 978-1-4673-2430-4ISBN: 978-1-4673-2428-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53255DiVA: diva2:1039512
7th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2012), Macau, Macau, August 22-24, 2012