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As you tap your fingers on your smartphone and information comes back to you in less than seconds, as if by magic, have you ever stopped to wonder what’s actually happening on the backend of your mobile device? What are the many steps that take place before the data you’re requesting is actually displayed on your screen? Is it really as simple as it looks?

With this infographic, we decided to explore the background workings of a mobile app, and since we collect billions of metrics everyday at New Relic, with a little digging into our mobile monitoring data, we laid out some interesting stats for you as well. In fact, we found that across the apps we monitor there are a staggering 639,000 active users per minute on average!

Take a look at this ‘Behind the Scenes of a Mobile App’ infographic, and to get the deep visibility you need to get to that optimum ‘less than a second’ response rate for your app, start with a 30 day free trial of our enterprise solution for mobile application monitoring.


Anusha is the Product Marketing Manager for New Relic Mobile, New Relic’s flagship mobile application monitoring solution. She lives on mobile for breakfast, mobile app performance for lunch, and mobile data analytics for dinner. Prior to New Relic, Anusha has held multiple marketing positions at mobile and healthcare startups, been a part of the founding team for a social development magazine, as well as a developer in a past life. View posts by .

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