Tim Cook, Apple CEO recently announced the most downloaded iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad. These apps were divided into free and paid for. As expected the free apps were downloaded the most, and although hundreds were downloaded, 10 of the most comprehensive apps based on ratings, popularity and reviews are listed here.
Most Downloaded iOS Apps List
10. Minion Rush: Despicable Me
The minions are the best part in “Despicable Me.” These troublemakers and their adventures are loved by audiences, and it makes sense that the game is so popular among iOS downloads. It’s an easy to play game. You can get around by controlling the Minions and having them race across Gru’s lab to other higher levels to achieve greater scores. Gaming enthusiasts and those devoted to the movie will typically enjoy the most, and certainly won’t resist dressing the characters like Santa. This app is available for both the iPhone and iPad.
9. The Pandora Radio
Pandora Radio makes one of the most downloaded iOS apps and 9th on the list. A relief for many after Apple had previously announced on iTunes Radio, critics scurried to mourn the expected demise of Pandora on Twitter. It later turned out not true, and the app still remains a popular Apple feature. Although, the streaming app lost about 2 million subscribers in the month of October, it still managed to reach 72.million subscribers the same month. The decision to increase Pandora’s 40 hour limit per month may have played a part to its success. Pandora Radio is available on the App store for both iPhone and iPad.
One of the contributing factors to an increase in Facebook popularity is in its personality. The app re-drafted and users can now edit posts and play videos automatically. Facebook profiles now have the ability to block inappropriate content and various subject matters from Newsfeeds. The Facebook app can be downloaded from the Apple Store for both iPhone and iPad.
The direct messaging attribute recently introduced by Instagram may have exponentially helped increase the app’s rankings and popularity. Although critics didn’t spare it by stating that the feature clearly imitates Snapchat, it really doesn’t matter! The video feature may not be as popular as Instagram would have liked, but it’s still a loved service by many. Instagram is available from the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad.
Snapchat is among the most downloaded iOS apps as it emerged from going into oblivion by coming up with highly innovative tools and features. “Stories” was incorporated, which creates timelines of gathered snaps over 24 hours. Other secret features such using white crayons to draw were discovered by users increasing its functionality to a whole new level and getting users scrambling for it. Snapchat is available for free from the App Store for both iPhone and iPad.
5. Google Earth and Maps
After Google acquired Waze a mapping app, it enabled the installation of additional travel alerts on the travel app. This transformation generated an influential social GPS useful for travelling. The Google Maps app on iOS also installed an app similar to Google Now that enables travelers to view hotel and flight reservations directly from their devices. The Google Earth app for iOS helps users identify satellite images for any part of the world. It’s useful in scouting for aquatic landforms up to 600m below sea level. This app can be downloaded from the Apple Store for both iPhone and iPad.
Coming in at 4 on the most downloaded iOS apps is Vine. Vine is a Twitter video app that until now been a great success. This app enables you to share 6 second videos in successive loops. Vine can be downloaded from the Apple store and is only available for iPhone.
3. Temple Run II
Launched in the first couple of months of 2013, Temple Run II received over 20 million downloads within four days. This second version app of the previous Temple Run comes with a new twist, a new female character and some addition new courses. Temple Run II can be downloaded from the Apple Store and is available for both iPhone and iPad.
Nothing beats YouTube at being among the most downloaded iOS apps. Not only does it top in iOS downloads, but it’s also popular with Android and Windows. The app offers superiority in video viewing. Small updates were added to enhance video quality and accessibility over Wi-Fi connections. YouTube is available from the Apple Store for both iPhone and iPad.
1. Candy Crush Saga
According to “US Today” since its launch back in 2012, downloads for Candy Crush Saga have surpassed 500 million making it the most downloaded iOS app. Its continuous updates and powerups have helped it attract such a massive audience. The developers are filing for IPO this year, meaning the game may dominate for years to come.
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