Our good friends at Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) have gathered some fantastic data on the world of apps we live in.
Apparently, not all apps are behaving as they should, draining our batteries and gobbling our bandwidth…
Really? Using some sophisticated gear and fancy graphics they have compiled a list of our favorite apps asking Operators (their customers) to keep an eye on “a number of apps that are already causing them heartburn. Alcatel-Lucent’s name-and-shame awards go to:
Highest network impact on bandwidth and signaling (how often the app pings the network to receive data): Google Search, Facebook, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and YouTube
Highest data volume impact: iTunes, Instagram, Pinterest, Apple Maps and Pandora
Top battery drainers: Nimbuzz, Yahoo Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Viber, and Palringo
Top data plan guzzlers: YouTube, Netflix, Facebook Video, Pandora, and Instagram Video”