Last month tech giant Apple has revealed the list of the most downloaded apps of 2016 via their app store. And much to everyone’s surprise, Snapchat has beaten Facebook and Twitter and has topped the list of most downloaded apps this year. Last year Snapchat was only in the 5th position but this year the app has straightaway climbed to the top spot. This is indeed an impressive leap!!
Many other big names figured in the top 10. Facebook’s Messenger has taken the 2nd position followed by augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. Snapchat’s biggest rival, Instagram has ranked 4th in the list.
Snapchat has been experiencing tremendous growth over the past few years. It now has 150 million daily active users as well as 301 million monthly active users. Video Views of this app are now greater than Facebook’s.
Facebook’s Messenger has also been growing exponentially over the past year. Every month more than 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger. It has become the golden child within Facebook.
Pokemon Go, launched in July, became phenomenally popular within days and it saw amazing growth. It has over 20 million daily active users and it has been downloaded over 500 million times.
The Facebook-owned photo sharing app has more than 500 million active monthly users. This app has been used by 48.8 percent of U.S. brands for social media marketing in 2016 & that’s expected to increase to 70.7% by 2017. Users of Instagram share an average of 95 million photos as well as videos daily.
Facebook, initially called as Facemash, is the fifth-most-valuable public company in the world. It has over 1.083 billion daily active users & 1.71 billion monthly active users, 823M of those are mobile users. It adds 500,000 new users daily & 6 new profiles every second. Over 38.6% of the online population use Facebook worldwide.
YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine. Over 4 billion videos are viewed on YouTube everyday & over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube per minute. On an average, there are 1,000,000,000 mobile YouTube video views every day.
Google maps is considered to be a better alternative to the built-in Apple Maps. Every day many users download Google apps in order to help their navigation needs.
Pandora, launched in 2000, is a free, personalized radio that plays music. It has been growing at a fast pace. It now has 77.9 million monthly active listeners. There are over 250 million registered users of Pandora.
Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes as well as movies on mobile devices. With over 86.7 million subscribers, it has become the king of streaming video.
Spotify, a digital music service that gives access to millions of songs, has grown up in a relatively in a short span of time. It has over 100 million total users as well as over 40 million paid subscribers. It is available in 60 countries.
Aside from revealing the list of most downloaded apps of 2016, Apple has also revealed its editorial picks for 2016’s best apps. Photo app Prisma was named best iPhone app of the year while multiplayer battle game Clash Royale was named best iPhone game.