Croats love new technology, but they are lacking behind Europe when it comes to using it, reports RTL television.
Smartphones have become an important accessory for the young (or old) upwardly mobile Croat, but an interesting statistic revealed that 42% of smartphone owners in the country had never downloaded even one application. Most users check e-mails, Facebook accounts and look for information.
“Those other services, such as online banking, mobile payments, online shopping, are far behind, and in that category there is potential for growth on the Croatian market,” says Luka Baranovic from Deloitte Croatia.
Today in Croatia there are 1.6 million Facebook users and 52,000 Twitter account holders, and it is not just the nation’s youth who are lapping up new technology.
“You don’t have to go and buy the newspaper, everything you can get via Facebook and I really like that. That is one big improvement compared to my day,” explained 86-year-old internet user Vera Petrovic.