Tech Entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon has broken down mobile apps into four different categories. Here’s first what makes him an authority to take the stance: Ceo/c-founder of Hunch ( acquired by eBay) and Personal investor in early-stage technology companies, including Skype, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Canvas, Stack Overflow, Gerson Lehrman Group, Knewton, OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga). Then next the four categories according to him.
1. Ones that are time wasters- those are the applications you use when you have a few minutes to spare.
2. Ones with core utilities- applications that are always on your home screen, (i.e. the clock, camera, texting, contacts)
3. Ones that have “episodic utilities”, the applications that may not consistently be on your home screen but they are generally
very useful, for example, Uber, or OpenTable,
4. Ones that are the notification driven apps
Read the details here and see if you agree with him.