This year’s top ten apps of the year list has been published. Not surprising, Facebook topped the list with more than 126 million users every month. YouTube followed in closely with 97 million users while Facebook Messenger finished in third place with 96 million users.
Google’s apps claim five top places with YouTube in the second place, Google Search in the fourth place, Google Play in the fifth place, Google Maps in the sixth place and Gmail in the seventh place.
Google is not the only one with more than one app in the top. Apple also has a lot of top apps with Apple Music in the ninth place and Apple Maps in the tenth position.
On the other hand, Facebook not only occupies the first position but it also has two apps on the list, with Facebook Messenger in the third position and Instagram on the eighth. The 126 million people who used Facebook monthly is a great achievement, considering the fact that no other app surpassed the 100 million users mark this year. Facebook Messenger had the biggest growth in 2015 with a 31% increase of users, Facebook increased with only 8% and Instagram’s users increased with 23%.
Every month, approximately 55 million people used Instagram. Since Facebook bought Instagram in 2012, its popularity grew a lot and this year it was voted as Apple’s best app for the latest iPhone released.
Google had the most apps in the list, proving that an app doesn’t have to be designed by Facebook or Apple in order to be extremely successful. Facebook wasn’t the only one breaking a record this year. YouTube also had about 97 million monthly users breaking its previous record.
Experts say that in 2016, YouTube could surpass Facebook, especially with the new subscription service that will allow you to watch videos without any commercials.
80% of the Americans now own a smartphone. People either own an iPhone(42,7%) or an Android(42,7%) or a Blackberry(0,7%).
Apple Music was launched in the music streaming market in June and since then it has been under constant debate. The smartphone app did extremely well, putting Apple’s apps twice in this year’s list. Every month, 54 million people use the streaming service and it is expected that by the end of the year, it will have 8 million paying subscribers. The list ends with Apple Maps, whose subscribers increased with 16%.
Whether you’re an iPhone or Android owner, feel free to choose from the top ten apps of the year. Their only job is to make your life a lot easier.
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