Zoom tops the 2020 mobile app charts

In a year that saw leaving the house become criminalised in much of the world, it comes as little surprise to see video conferencing service Zoom become top of the mobile pops.

Both Apple and Google have unveiled their app ‘awards’, but since the criteria for these are opaque and presumably have a commercial element, they’re fairly meaningless. Of much more interest are the simple charts showing which were downloaded the most. Apple has published these for 2020, but Google just has its standard charts, which presumably cover the past few weeks.

Apple top 10 free apps

  1. Zoom
  2. TikTok
  3. Disney+
  4. YouTube
  5. Instagram
  6. Facebook
  7. Snapchat
  8. Messenger
  9. Gmail
  10. Cash App

Apple top 10 paid apps

  1. TouchRetouch
  2. Procreate Pocket
  3. Facetune
  4. HotSchedules
  5. AutoSleep
  6. The Wonder Weeks
  7. SkyView
  8. Shadowrocket
  9. Sky Guide
  10. Forest

Apple top 10 free games

  1. Among Us!
  2. Call of Duty Mobile
  3. Roblox
  4. Subway Surfers
  5. Ink Inc
  6. Magic Tiles 3
  7. Brain Test
  8. Brain Out
  9. Coin Master
  10. Cube Surfer!

Apple top 10 paid games

  1. Minecraft
  2. Plague Inc
  3. Heads Up!
  4. Monopoly
  5. Bloons TD 6
  6. Geometry Dash
  7. NBA 2K20
  8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  9. The Game of Life
  10. True Skate

We can’t see how to get the global data for Android yet, so we won’t bother listing any country charts. In the US and UK Zoom is still near the top for free apps and Among Us is the top free game. We can’t help noticing that a lot of the top app and game titles are fairly old products, so there would appear to be the opportunity for ambitious new developers to shake things up a bit. #techtvng


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