The world was completely flipped on its head on June 29th, 2007. On that day, the introduction of Apple's iPhone sparked a mobile revolution. Since that day, the world has seen a revolution in the way it conducts daily activities. Everything from financial transactions to Ph.D. dissertations can now be done on mobile phones. The capabilities of smartphones have particularly affected the lives of college students. For example:
- 60% of college students use their smartphones to meet with each other.
- 75% of college students use their smartphones at idle times during work or school breaks.
- 81% of college students use their smartphones most often for communicating with fellow students
The following infographic by OnlineDegrees.org illustrates the large extent to which college students use their smartphones in their everyday activities. It also serves to show why colleges that adopt mobile apps for their campus are the most successful at communicating with students.