Posted On April 30, 2012 By In Mobile, Top Stories

Facts And Stats From Mobile Web West Africa 2012

The Mobile Web West Africa conference officially ended on Friday last week. It was a gathering of Mobile developers, advertisers, enthusiasts and let’s not forget the bloggers.

Almost every representative from every company shared their stats. Men lie, women lie but numbers don’t.

Here’s a roundup of mobile web and application statistics that were shared at the event.

  • 70 percent of Internet users in Africa are mobile
  • In the 1st quarter of 2012, InMobi had 34 billion ad impressions, a 200% growth from the last quarter
  • Nigeria is InMobi’s largest market with 8 billion impressions in Q1
  • Nokia remains dominant in Nigeria while BlackBerry is seeing growth
  • With 69 percent of sports site visits, Goal.com is the major site for accessing football. Complete Sports stands at 7th
  • There are over 77 million  BlackBerry subscribers worldwide, 190 million shipped devices.
  • Over 2 billion apps downloaded from BlackBerry App World to date and 177 million  apps downloaded monthly
  • Nigeria makes up 32% of downloaded BlackBerry apps in Africa
  • 32% of BlackBerry App Developers make over $100K
  • BlackBerry Curve 8250 is RIM’s best selling phone in Nigeria
  • Mobile is 3.5 percent of Africa’s GDP
  • In South Africa, 39 percent of emails sent and received are by mobile phone
  • Within three days of Bozza’s launch, there were 40,000 downloads. 170,000 in the 3 months that followed
  • MXit has over 50 million registered users with 750 million messages a day
  • MXit makes about $2 million of chat room ‘Mula’. Mula is the virtual currency on MXit
  • 60 percent of Google searches in Nigeria are mobile
  • 65 percent of mobile internet users download stuff
  • Nokia’s Ovi store has 100,000 apps and 13 million downloads daily
  • CcHub has about 445 members, 16 corporate members, six hackathons, two start-ups and two managed funds
  • There are 21 million mobile phones in Ghana. That’s a penetration rate of over 80%
  • Eskimi has over 3 million Nigerians on its network, 10,000 new users everyday. 180,000 use it everyday. 1 billion ad impressions monthly
  • Guinness VIP has about 1 million users
  • In four months, Guiness VIP had 530,000 users. 9000+ of them are on every second
  • Nigeria has an estimated number of 2million Twitter users. Facebook stands at 4.1million
  • Opera Mini is the most downloaded app in Nigeria. 10.48million downloads
  • 61 percent of views on BBC’s mobile site are from Nigeria. 61 out of the 35% international views
  • 90 percent of mobile web surfing in Nigeria is done via Opera Mini
  • Facebook has 90 percent of its Nigerian users accessing it via mobile

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