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I'm looking for an app that can tell me how much time I spend on each installed iPhone app. This would be useful for identifying apps I really should delete, and also "lite" apps I really should purchase.

I know such programs existed for Palm devices. They simply looked at the clock whenever the device was turned on & off and whenever a program switch occurred (because the OS provided easy hooks for this), then just calculated running times from these timestamps.

PS: I realize that such an app must by nature be in Cydia, because non-jailbroken devices don't reveal such useful information. --> This fact can't be a reason to close this question!

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Cydia's App Stat does exactly what you've requested. As far as I can tell, it exists since April 1st:

New Tweak in Cydia, App Stat, shows you your app usage statistics, frequecy of use, use of time and recent use. Supports IPhone, IPod Touch, IPad running IOS 3.2 or later. Free on Cydia Search for it.

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I saw this app when it appeared, and I got it. I'm very confused about the lists it displays. There's some kind of points system going on but I can't figure out what it means. The dev's homepage doesn't even list the app, so no help there. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Apr 16 '11 at 18:12
    
@torbengb the big number really isn't that obvious, but it simply shows how many times you've opened the app. I believe the rest of the list is evident enough. –  Cawas Apr 16 '11 at 18:21
    
Ah, the number being the app-start count makes sense and a quick test confirms it. Even when multitask-switching rather than using the springboard. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Apr 18 '11 at 12:26
    
Is there a non-jailbroken version of "App Stat"? –  user31097 Oct 1 '12 at 20:50
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I made some research and I don't think an app that does this is available, even on Cydia.

The only information related to app usage stats that I've been able to find is the one developers can get from his own apps, like explained in this question:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2461089/how-to-gather-usage-statistics-for-iphone-app

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