We know, our scenario has some gaps. Apps are not like books, once you have Internet access, you can download and install as many as you want to.
But let’s say you can’t use the island wireless for getting new apps, just for getting the old ones online. And there would be a limited number of choices – just 7 applications.
In other words, what are the most popular types of apps right now? And what categories do they belong to? We’ll use the latest official yearly reports for this.
The 2017 tops – the podium
There is a definite need for a plural here. Due to the fact that we have two major operating systems/environments competing for people’s preferences – we have a double set of winners for 2017.
The leading iOS app for the last year is Bitmoji.
(We can surely see how people like to play – a bit of (visual) fun is what lacks more in our life, as it seems).
The second place for Adroid consists of a sassy weather app – What The Forecast?!!, while the iOS fans ranked Snapchat in a similar second-to-best position. The Androiders are getting somewhat serious, but not too much, Gamification still drives the highest scores.
Thirdly, we have Boomerang bringing entertaining cartoons for the Android owners – so, the childish side of the smartphone users gets another big point. iOS reciprocates with their YouTube app, bringing video materials of all sorts to the fictional island mentioned in the title.
The mid-range apps, according to last years’ numbers
Android follows up with TopBuzz Video, a sort of personalized, optimized YouTube for lazy searchers – to put it shortly. The iOS users change direction and rank Facebook’s Messenger the 4th, choosing to reach out and communicate.
The fifth most loved Android app is another game – and we hear it’s a very cute one. Yarn is a gamified story that people seem to enjoy. Meanwhile, the iOS-ers stick with Facebook and its properties, ranking Instagram the 5th in the downloads’ 2017 top.
Finally, the last duo of the mid-range area are Photo Editor, in the case of Android, and who else but Facebook, in the case of iOS. Is it that iOS users socialize more than Android users? One may surely consider this conclusion.
Which app is the Seven Ender?
We have said just 7 apps, OK? And we mean what we said. Let’s see which entry is the last one in our tops.
For Androiders, this would be – oh, big surprise, yet another game! Bubble Witch Saga, an old-school colorful game that still stands after 20 years, according to our hyperlinked (above) source. The iOS users have definitely migrated towards an opposite (more serious) corner, and they placed Google Maps on the 7th place.
Noticing a slight standard of living (possible) speculation can come out of this application parallel, we cannot but add that, for the app producers, nuances don’t matter as long as their product rises in popularity above the other options.
Do you fit the Android or the iOS profile, according to these 2017 statistics?