Facebook now most used mobile app in US

According to data from comScore Mobile Metrix, Facebook is now the most popular mobile app in the US in terms of unique users, passing Google Maps in October 2012 right through until the end of the year. While Facebook is now on top Google claimed the next most used apps (see below).

Facebook's apps grew in 2012 with 85.5 million monthly unique users in the US in December across Android, iOS and BlackBerry, up from 65 million in March. Google's Maps saw a drop in users from 80 million to 70 million in October, clearly a result of Apple removing it as a default app from iOS.