From communication to entertainment and from travel to music, with more than 100 million to 1 billion downloads these applications have broken the barriers & limitations. Here is a list of some of the most downloaded applications:
This definitely has to be the first one on the list. During the acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook in 2014 for approximately US$ 19.3 billion, it had over one million users which increased to 1 billion users in 2016. The application has been people’s favorite ever since it was first introduced. Whatsapp messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. Whatsapp uses the internet to send texts, documents, videos, images etc. Whatsapp recently introduced the video calling feature for its users.
We can safely call Whatsapp the king of chat applications because of its popularity and the sheer amount of downloads that it has. Whatsapp is available for iOS, Android and Windows as well.
Google’s map has been popular before it even was an application. Google first introduced ‘Maps’ a mapping mobile application for android in 2008. The location service on this application can work without a GPS receiver. The ‘My location’ feature allows one to track the location of the device from where ever it is accessed. Other features that the application offers are the turn-by-turn navigation, street view, and public transit information. Apart from this, the most praised feature is that users can save a specific portion of a map offline for later usage. The service is available for Android, iOS, PlayStation vita system software, Windows mobile, Symbian OS, Blackberry OS, Palm OS, Palm webOS.
Next on the list is the Facebook messenger. One of the top messaging applications after Whatsapp. Also abbreviated as the messenger this is an instant messaging app which provides text and voice communication. The application is integrated with Facebook’s web-based Chat feature which allows users to chat with their peers and friends on Facebook through their smartphones. The Facebook application is available for android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Tizen.
We all love those cute little birds, don’t we? Yes, we had to consider ‘Angry birds’ on the list. The popularity of the game was such that the game was called “one of the most mainstream games out right now”, “one of the great runaway hits of 2010”, “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far”. The game sold over 12 million copies when it was first launched for iOS in 2009. Thereafter, its popularity has led to the creation of various versions of the game.
The game is available for Android, Symbian, Windows Phones and Blackberry devices. The game was also made available for dedicated video game consoles and for PCs as well.
For all the Bruce lee and Jackie Chan fans out there this has to be the game for you guys. Those who want to be the age old ninjas from china and japan but not actually kill people, this game is surely going to keep you engaged.
The game was first released in 2010 for iPod touch and iPhone devices. Later the game was released for Xbox 360 and windows 8 as well. The game received appreciation from critics and consumers alike, downloads exceeded 300 million in May 2010. The game allows the users to swipe and cut fruits like a ninja. The game is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, Bada, Xbox 360, Facebook, PlayStation vita, Xbox one and HTC vibe. This has surely been one of the most enchanting games from children to adults alike.
Skype is the legendary Application that made video calling and video chat a reality. Users can share documents like images, texts, and other files. The most important feature of the application is that it allows video conferencing. The application is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, Apple/ Windows smartphones and tablets.
Skype was acquired by Microsoft in 2011 for US $ 8. 5 billion. Microsoft has integrated Skype service with all its products. In 2016 the total downloads for Skype reached about 1 billion with over 3 billion minutes spent in total by its users.
Temple run/Temple run 2:-
Being in one of the most famous cell phones this has also been included in our list because of its sheer popularity. Temple run is a 3D endless running game developed and published by imangi studios. The game is available for iOS, Android, and Windows phones. Temple run has a sequel and two spin-offs. With over 1 billion downloads for the original game and its sequel, it is sin not to include this on our list.
Candy Crush Saga:-
We all love candies! Don’t we? This game has been almost as sweet and addictive as a candy to everyone. Candy crush is a puzzle game available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10. The game was developed by King Digital Entertainment plc. The game had over ten million downloads in 2012 and surpassed 166 million downloads in 2016.