2013年4月28日 星期日

Chatting with stickers on smart phones



More and more applications have showed up on the market. What make these users to download the particular applications?
Figure 1


In East Asian countries, such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan
Games and communication softwares are downloaded more than other application. The needs of apps are for entertainment and chatting to kill time, such as LINE, Facebook, candy crush saga  and We Chat.(Figure 2)
Top ten apps
Figure 2


In Taiwan and Japan, apps about LINE are always on the top ten lists. In Taiwan, users often download the games to get the cute and funny stickers. They post them when chatting with others.(Figure 3 and 4)


Figure 3:Chatting with stickers 
Figure 4:Chatting with stickers
  Despite chatting with words, the users post stickers to communication. Posting stickers is faster when chatting on smart phones and also more entertaining. 
Each sticker has at least one emotion or a condition to express, it's convenience is instant to see. 
The users don't have to type in long sentences, which is time-consuming. All they have to post a sticker, not only cute, funny but also could explain all. 

  Posting stickers has become a new way of communication. It changes the typing users used to and brings a new market to the application area .

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