If you always had an inkling that your new smartphone is not just cool, but an efficient, money saving tool, here comes the concrete number: $12,000. That’s how much a user can save annually, according to a survey by Harris Interactive, on behalf of ClickSoftware.
How is that figure derived? By using apps, smartphone owners can save up to 88 minutes a day. This adds up to 22 days over the course of a year. The Social Security Administration lists the average annual wage at $45,790, ($22 per hour based on a 40-hour work week.) So, multiply that by 535 hours per year and the value is $11,777.