iOS ARKit apps surpass 13 million downloads in half a year

According to information made available from Sensor Tower, ARKit apps have been downloaded over 13 million times by Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users in the 6 months that iOS 11 has been available. A chart produced by the research firm shows a pretty straight uptrend line indicating continued growth in the number of these augmented reality based apps that have been installed by iOS users. And making this figure even more impressive, apps with only minor AR integration are not included in the number of downloads. The apps that are included in the 13 million downloads were built using Apple’s AR …


Subway Surfers is world's first game to reach 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Developers SYBO and Kiloo Games have just announced their endless runner Subway Surfers is world’s first game to reach 1 billion downloads on Google Play Store.

Subway Surfers made its debut on mobile devices almost six years ago, but the teams behind it never stopped supporting the game and adding new content to it on a monthly basis. According to developers, Subway Surfers was the most downloaded game of 2017.

Apparently, last year the game broke through its all-time annual download record with more than 400 million mostly organic downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. But …

Google Play topped the Apple App store in the number of Q4 downloads

Thanks to Android users in markets like India, Indonesia, and Brazil, the Google Play Store set a record with more than 19 billion apps downloaded globally during the fourth quarter of 2017. This figure includes only new installations; re-installs and app updates do not count. The data, compiled by App Annie, shows that downloads from the Google Play Store out numbered downloads from the App Store by 145% during the three months from October through December. Games, Finance and Personalization were the categories with the biggest growth on the Google Play Store year-over-year. Shopping and Finance …

Prisma surpasses 50 million downloads in the Google Play Store, do you still use it?

Prisma has just joined the esteemed group of Android apps that have been downloaded more than 50 million times. Initially launched on the iOS platform, Prisma made its debut in the Google Play Store back in July 2016.

In less than one year and a half, Prisma exceeded the 50 million downloads mark, an impressive achievement coming from such a small company. Even though it’s one of the most popular Android apps, we can’t help but wonder how many of you are still using Prisma to turn your photos into awesome artworks.

One of the reasons Prisma became an instant …

YouTube Go hits 10 million downloads even though it's not available worldwide

YouTube Go made it out of beta back in September after about a year of testing. Even after the final version of the app was released in the Google Play Store, YouTube Go wasn’t made available worldwide and it still can’t be downloaded in most countries.

Even so, YouTube Go app recently hit the impressive 10 million downloads milestone on the Google Play Store. This is quite the achievement considering the rather short time it took to hit the 10 million mark and the limited availability of the app.

YouTube Go is a lighter version of the popular YouTube app, which enables users to watch …

Google Chrome for Android will soon let users choose custom downloads folder

We recently learned that Google Chrome for Android will soon get a tool for exporting passwords, and that HDR support is also coming further down the line, but there’s yet another cool feature that will soon hit Google’s popular browser and that’s custom download folders.

You may not see it as a big thing, but people who frequently download files on their smartphones through Chrome know the pain of having to stuff everything in the default download folder, just because there’s no option to change the path to something else. This become especially annoying …

Microsoft Edge passes 1 million downloads on Android

Only a week out of beta, Microsoft’s Edge browser has already made significant ground in the Google Play Store, passing 1 million downloads. With this traction, Edge shot up the rankings to 3rd place in the ‘top free communication’ rankings in Google Play. While its download numbers still lag far behind the behemoths of Chrome and Firefox, Edge’s unique feature-set may be able to help it gain more ground in the coming months and years. For comparison, since the iOS launch on December 1 the app has only reached over 10,000 downloads on Apple’s App Store due to the cap on beta sign-ups. …

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp scores 15 million downloads in just one week

It looks like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just become Nintendo’s second largest mobile game launch after Super Mario Run. The game has achieved a certain number of downloads that proves how popular Nintendo’s franchises are among mobile users.

Based on Sensor Tower’s early estimates, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been downloaded at least 15 million times worldwide in just one week. We’re talking about downloads across both App Store and Google Play of course.

In comparison, Super Mario Run reached 32 million downloads one week after launch, while …

Fake WhatsApp listing draws over one million downloads from the Google Play Store

A fake WhatsApp listing on the Google Play Store drew over one million installations from Android users before Google removed the app from the store. Google also suspended the developer for violating Google’s policies. Luckily for those who did install the app, the only thing it did was push ads for other apps. Reddit users blew the whistle on the app yesterday as Google apparently didn’t spot the fake. The spoof used the name “Update WhatsApp,” and included the WhatsApp logo to make it appear as though the phony was an official update to the very popular messaging app.

Using a Unicode “white …

Nintendo announces Super Mario Run has 200 million downloads, but it's not too profitable

Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile gaming industry. Even though the game proved to be pretty popular among Android and iOS users, it didn’t reach the level of profitability Nintendo expected.

During Nintendo’s latest earnings report, the Japanese company announced Super Mario Run now has more than 200 million downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. However, Nintendo claims that despite this impressive numbers, the game “had not yet reached an acceptable profit point.”

Super Mario Run is a free to download game but requires players …