Top 30 Most Downloaded/Used Apps of 2016

Written by Daniel Pop
Published on Jul 29, 2016
Read time 2 min
Category App Development

A study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far  for this year.Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016.

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Because Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn’t even show in the rankings. Only one game cracked the top-10-most-downloaded list, Slither.io. And no game titles appeared under the top 30 most-used apps in the U.S.

The report found that, as is typical, the most-downloaded apps are not the most used.
The top five most-downloaded apps were Messenger, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Color Switch, whereas the top five most-used apps were Facebook, YouTube, Messenger, Google Maps and Play Store.

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“Fully 40 percent of the most-used apps come pre-loaded on the operating system, highlighting the importance of Android and iOS to Google and Apple, and giving some insight into Facebook’s ongoing desire to control this deeper layer of the stack,” the report said.

What apps are you using the most? Let us know in the comments bellow.

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Written by Daniel Pop
Daniel is Content Marketer at Mobiversal, mobile app development company working with startups and established brands like Forbes to create unique mobile experiences. Mobiversal is the creator of Appointfix and FieldVibe.

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