App User Lifecycle

The most popular apps on the Apple and Google Play Store

The world of Apps is booming like never before. User-friendly, cost-effective smartphones and easy availability of 3G and 4G networks have led to a constant rise in the number of smartphone users around the globe.

“The global smartphone audience has surpassed the 1 billion mark in 2012 and will total 1.75 billion in 2014. eMarketer expects smartphone adoption to continue on a fast-paced trajectory through 2017″

-eMarketer

Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, have 1.6 million apps and 1.5 million available apps respectively, and if you add these to the apps available in Windows Phone Store and Blackberry’s App World, the number of apps we are talking about is massive.

The app market is so big that you are sure to find an App out there for all your smartphone needs. The past year witnessed some great mobile apps that were an instant hit with the users. Some came from known developers and others from some promising newbies, the quality of these apps has pleasantly surprised its audience.

We have listed out some apps that have been popular with smartphone users.

Facebook

With 844 million active app users and growing Facebook is a topper on the popularity charts. Used be one and all Facebook has made a distinct mark in the world of social networking apps.

Available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Web OS, PC, Mac, Google Chrome, and the Web

Price: Free

Twitter

This micro blogging app has everyone hooked to it. Twitter app has helped people connect, express their thoughts and follow their interests and stay updated with latest trends.

Available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Web OS, PC, Mac, Google Chrome, and the Web

Price: Free

Whatsapp

Whatsapp the mobile messaging app had 700 million users in January, the number rose to 900 million active users by September 2015. This messaging service is one of the most popular mobile apps worldwide.

Available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Price: Free

Shazam

Shazam is an app that helps you recognize the music around you, so if there is a tune stuck in your head, Shazam can help you identify it. Shazam uses a smartphone’s built-in microphone to gather a sample of the audio being played. It creates a unique identification based on the sample and compares it against a central database to find a match. If it does find an appropriate match, it communicates details such as song title, artist, and album to the user. You can do a lot more with Shazam, you can watch videos, read the lyrics on the song as you sing along and share your favorite songs on your preferred social media networks. Shazam has 100 million monthly active users and is adding 10 million new users every month.

Available on Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and Windows systems

Price: Free

Evernote

Evernote is a digital notebook that holds all the information that you need to remember or store in one place. It stores documents, PDF’s photographs audio clips, web pages and your to-do list at one place. The indexing feature in Evernote makes searching items, super easy. Evernote can be easily accessed from the web, your desktop or any mobile device too.

Available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Web OS, PC, Mac, Google Chrome, and the Web

Price: Free

Truecaller

Truecaller’s user count is about 100 million. Truecaller helps you find names and location of those phone numbers that aren’t stored in your device. This app identifies unknown numbers, blocks, and reports unwanted calls, and make the phonebooks more intelligent and useful.

Available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Price: Free

Instagram

Instagram continues to remain popular as one of the favorite iPhone apps to share photos and videos. The editing filters provided in the app as made it an instant hit with the users.

Available on Android and iOS

Price: Free

Snapchat

Snapchat is used to share photos within a group of friends or publically. Snapchat has gained popularity recently it boasts of having a whopping number of 100 million active Snapchatters and growing. Snapchat users are majorly in the age bracket of 13 years to 34 years.

Available on Android and iOS

Price: Free

Trulymadly

This newbie in the world of dating is gaining quick popularity. Trulymadly uses Facebook profiles to sign up and asks a series of questions that help find the appropriate match. It finds 10 suitable matches to choose from. A promising platform to meet like-minded singles in your city

Available on Android and Windows

Price: Free

iTranslate

This app helps you speak or type and translate phrases that you wish to. This app has turned speaking foreign languages into a cake walk. The latest update even allows you to use this feature in real time. It enables users to use the iTranslate keyboard in any app on iOS to have a conversation with someone who is using a foreign language, both your texts will be translated to the preferred language in real time.

Available on iOS

Price: Free

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