Mobile is eating the world and we haven’t left any stone unturned in telling the world about it. Mobile first strategies and mobile applications are on a huge upswing. There are challenges with respect to monetization but the one thing looks clear is that the future is going to be mobile. The wave has received impetus because of the huge number of takers in upcoming markets like India and Brazil. India has more than a 100 million mobile data users and smartphone sales are also on a high. The entrepreneurial community has also kept pace with the trends and we’ve seen many great apps being built from various parts of the country.
We decided to hunt down these apps and make a categorical list of apps with a million+ downloads on Android (being the most popular OS in emerging markets) and we were pleasantly surprised to see the numbers. Here is the list of apps that have a million+ downloads according to the numbers on the PlayStore:
Goibibo (1 million+): Flight, bus and hotel booking app
BookMyShow (5 million+): BMS is a movie ticket booking application that has expanded into plays, theatres and events in general. Users also find utility in checking show timings and schedules. (BMS stories)
Hungama (1 million+): Collection of more than 2 million songs across genres
Newshunt (5 million+): It is a mobile newspaper app that brings together news from 100+ regional newspapers in 11 languages. It also has a large collection of regional language ebooks from the world. (read their story)
Cricbuzz (5 million+): App for the latest in the world of cricket.
Cricinfo (1 million+): An app to stay abreast with all the happenings in the cricketing world.
Teen Patti- Indian Poker (5 million+)- Teen Patti is a popular Indian card game (gambling) that has been brought on the mobile by Noida based company Octro. It also has other games like Indian Rummy which have garnered more than a million downloads. (read their story)
Car Run (1 million+): A car racing app developed by Noida based gameadu.
Dhoom 3 (5 million+): The official game of the Bolly Wood movie Dhoom 3 which was released in 2013. The app was developed by 99Games.
Balloon Bow and Arrow Game (2 million+): A simple archery game where the user has to pop balloons with bow & arrow, collect the coins hanging to the balloons to unlock super powers and themes.
Fun ways to think from ADP Games (1 million+): A very simple riddle game.
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Health and Fitness
LoveCycles (1 million+): Developed by Plackal Technologies, LoveCycles is an easy and fun to use menstrual cycle calendar.
SMS Blocker (1 million+): Helps users keep their text inbox on the phone clean.
Mobile Number and Phone Location (1 million+): Built by MobiSpark, the app enables a user to know the location of incoming calls, mobile contacts, mobile numbers and any phone number.
m-indicator (1 million+): An application built by Mobond, m-indicator is a travel guide for Mumbai.
Social and Miscellaneous
Chaitimity (1 million+): A chat room application.
Love and Romance Quotes (1 million+): A collection of love quotes. (people sure are getting mushy)
VithU (1 million+): An emergency App that, at the click of the power button 2 times consecutively begins sending out alert messages every 2 minutes to contacts that a user feeds into the app.
Do point out apps that we have missed out on and the post will be updated.