And The Most Popular Apps Of 2017 Are…
The No. 1 app of 2017 might surprise you.
As 2017 draws to a close, Apple is recounting the top apps of the year and highlighting four key trends that dominated “app culture.”
Here are the top 20 apps in order of popularity:
- Google Chrome
Per App Store editors, the trends to watch are augmented reality, real-time gaming (HQ Trivia, anyone?), mental health and mindfulness apps, and apps that transform reading and storytelling.
The importance of tuning into themes and overwhelming preferences when it comes to apps was also echoed in the the 2017 U.S. Mobile App Report recently published by comScore, which found that despite apps being responsible for 57 percent of all digital media usage, more than half of those surveyed claimed they download zero new apps per month.
Why? Because there just isn’t enough time or space (both in terms of smartphone storage and mental bandwidth). That being said, one of the key takeaways from the findings included that a growing number of consumers, particularly millennials, are favoring utility apps that they can employ to make their day-to-day lives smoother and void of hassle.
What do you think of the 2017 list? What are your projections if you had to create your own list for 2018? Let us know in the comments!
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