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    “I don’t want to use a Windows Phone because it doesn’t have enough apps.”


    I’m so tired of hearing this.


    What are the right apps? I decided to catalog the top 100 popular apps on iOS (excluding games), and compare that list to Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 to see how each store fared in terms of app availability.

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    Top 100 Apps Availability on iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows 8 - Evangelism - Infragistics.com Blog

    Date: as of August 7th, 2013
    The List – Top 100 Mobile Apps


    Apps / Platforms
    iOS
    Android
    Windows Phone
    Windows 8
    ABC News
    yes
    phone only*
    yes
    yes
    ABC Player / Watch ABC
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    Accuweather
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Adobe Reader
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Allrecipes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Amazon Mobile
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Amazon Instant Video
    yes
    no
    no
    no
    Associated Press
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Audible
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Bank of America
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    BBC News
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Bing
    yes
    no
    built-in
    yes
    Bloomberg
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Box.com
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Chase Mobile
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Citibank
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    CBS Interactive Player
    yes
    no
    no
    yes
    CBS News
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    CNBC Real-Time
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    CNN
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    ComiXology
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    DC Comics
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Dropbox
    yes
    yes
    no (corrected)
    yes
    E*trade
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    eBay
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Engadget
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    ESPN / Scorecenter
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Evernote
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Expedia
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    Facebook
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Flipboard
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Flixter
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Foursquare
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    FOX Business
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    FOX News
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Good Morning America
    iPhone app*
    yes
    no
    no
    Google
    yes
    built-in
    yes
    yes
    Google Maps
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Google+
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Groupon
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    HBO GO
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Hotels.com
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Hulu Plus
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    IMDb
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Indeed.com Job Search
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Instagram
    iPhone app*
    yes
    no
    no
    Instapaper
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Kindle
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Kobo Books
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    LinkedIn
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Marvel Comics
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Mashable
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Microsoft OneNote
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Mint.com
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    MLB.com At Bat
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    NBC Player
    yes
    no
    no
    no
    NBC News
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Netflix
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    New York Times
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Nook
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    OpenTable
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Pandora
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Paypal
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    PGA Tour
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Photoshop Express
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    Pinterest
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    PNC Bank
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Readability
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    SharePlus
    yes
    yes
    built-in
    built-in
    Shazam
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    SkyDrive
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Skype
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Spotify
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    TBS Player
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    The Weather Channel
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Today Show
    yes
    no
    yes
    no
    TripAdvisor
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Trulia
    yes
    yes
    no
    yes
    Tumblr
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    TuneIn Radio
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Twitter
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Urbanspoon
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    USA Today
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Vimeo
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Vine
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Wall Street Journal
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Watch ESPN
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Weatherbug
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    WebMD
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Wells Fargo
    yes
    yes
    yes (added Aug 8th)
    no
    WhatsApp
    iPhone only*
    phone only*
    yes
    no
    Wikipedia
    yes
    yes
    yes**
    yes
    Yahoo Messenger
    yes
    yes
    no
    no
    Yahoo Weather
    iPhone app*
    yes
    no
    no
    Yammer
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Yelp
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    YouTube
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Zillow
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no
    Zinio
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Last edited by andrelamont; 08-08-2013 at 01:17 PM. Reason: added color code table cells for readability
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    This looks interesting. Can you add totals to the end for the lazy like me who can't be bothered to go through and count it all up? Also, would you be willing to add further suggestions to the list or are you just interested in the top 100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muessig View Post
    This looks interesting. Can you add totals to the end for the lazy like me who can't be bothered to go through and count it all up? Also, would you be willing to add further suggestions to the list or are you just interested in the top 100?
    This is just a cut copy and paste from the original article

    I wish he would have color coded the changes for read-ability.

    I will see if can re-edit the copied table...
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    I love my Windows Phone and I'm pretty sure I'll use WP until either it or me dies. :) But the problem is not really the top apps, it's the new, the most used and the specialized apps.
    I mean, come on, ABC News? Sure that's something people get preloaded or download and rarely use again, just like a lot of others. I think it's much more interesting to look at number of bank apps (WP seems to be doing alright there?), apps for stores and shopping malls, interaction with other devices, social networks and social media. Those are apps that people make purchasing decisions depending on their availability. PGA Tour? USA Today? WebMD? Allrecipes? AccuWeather? Today Show? Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't care if they are in the top 100, I doubt they are a factor in what phone people choose.

    Im also looking at popular mainstream apps, not Flavor of the Month apps.
    Well, sorry those apps matter. So now he excluded games (very important for many) and new and exciting apps. I'm sorry, but this list is virtually meaningless.
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    5 missing apps for Android

    37 missing apps for our Windows Phone.

    I'm not a big app but for those who are, this should be some help for them
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    I make it iOS - all 100
    Android - 95
    WP8 - 73
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    GOOGLE MAPS is on windows phone now !

    Google Maps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojapath View Post
    Publisher
    Map Remedy

    Did Google change their name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSo View Post
    Publisher
    Map Remedy

    Did Google change their name?
    Well, I'm not picky. If I can open the app. and it gives me google maps, that's good enough for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojapath View Post
    Well, I'm not picky. If I can open the app. and it gives me google maps, that's good enough for me!
    Pretty sure it doesn't have anything at all to do with Google maps other than the name. I'd bet that it's just a wrapper for the regular Bing maps. I'm trying it out just to check though. :)
    EDIT: there is the option to use "Google Maps overlay", which does indeed use Google Maps (there's an area here where Google Maps is the only mapping service that has the correct roads on it). So I take that back, it does have the option to use Google Maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSo View Post
    Pretty sure it doesn't have anything at all to do with Google maps other than the name. I'd bet that it's just a wrapper for the regular Bing maps.
    Actually, it's a pretty good app and doesn't have anything to do with bing maps. You should try it and see for yourself!
    Last edited by jojapath; 08-07-2013 at 11:41 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojapath View Post
    Actually, it's a pretty good app and doesn't have anything to do with bing maps. You should try it and see for yourself!
    Well, the default setting is that it uses Bing (the satellite and the 3D has only Bing as an option). But the basic map layout (without satellite images etc) can use Google Maps, if you select that in the settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSo View Post
    Well, the default setting is that it uses Bing (the satellite and the 3D has only Bing as an option). But the basic map layout (without satellite images etc) can use Google Maps, if you select that in the settings.
    You're right! My bad...But it's a pretty good app. though
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojapath View Post
    Great! This will come in handy.
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    i think u should add, which app as an on par alternative.. such as vine/instagram ,prevoiusly youtube(metrogram) etc etc..
    if the alternative app is atleast as good as official , it deserves to be mentioned(and earns a deserved "Yes")...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojapath View Post
    You're right! My bad...But it's a pretty good app. though
    It's really good actually. I'm impressed. Too bad they are deceptive with the name and are trying to do a bait-and-switch.
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    Although not 'official' there are plenty of 3rd party apps that fill in the gap until the official ones eventually come out.
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    Games make up a full third of app downloads on Android/iOS and two-thirds of app revenue. It's disingenuous to exclude such a large category of apps in such a comparison.
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    I deliberately excluded games from my analysis for this blog post for a few reasons reasons:

    1. Apps will usually "make or break" a purchase decision when considering a new mobile platform. Games are important but are not "deal breakers" for the general population;
    2. There are a LOT of games, and you guys are right, they account for a huge number of downloads, but that would have overinflated the list. Either the list would be 75% games, or I would have had to track 300 apps;
    3. The popularity of games fluctuates a lot more than apps. Identifying a set list of games spanning 2-3 years is hard. Does Angry Birds still matter as much? We've all played it by now. We're either playing Angry Birds Star Wars or the latest cool "game of the month";

    Anyways, I primarily wanted to get a dialogue started, and this is what you guys are doing. Feel free to comment on my app list, which should be included, and which I should have disregarded.

    And keep spreading the word! :)

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    Excuse me if I'm wrong, but there is no official Dropbox app.
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    Those are the top 100 iOS apps, the list will be totally different if they make the top 100 android apps, they have a lot of tv shows or news players ABC, NBC, etc. not available in android and those are top 100?? PNC bank app? really? however where is runtastic or gasbuddy???

    removing some tv shows (exclusive apps for iOS) replaced them with missing apps like runtastic, gasbuddy and other important apps the numbers will be 98% android, and 70% WP (in official apps), maybe we can reach 85-90% if we consider 3rd party apps or alternatives...
    Last edited by Torch4x4; 08-07-2013 at 05:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul89 View Post
    Excuse me if I'm wrong, but there is no official Dropbox app.
    You are absolutely correct sir, good catch. I got mixed up with Windows 8 where there is one. I'll fix that on my next update. Thanks.
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    Corrected the DropBox mistake in the original post

    Official Wells Fargo App has been released!! (post updated)

    Official Wells Fargo app for Windows Phone 8 is here
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrelamont View Post
    Corrected the DropBox mistake in the original post

    Official Wells Fargo App has been released!! (post updated)

    Official Wells Fargo app for Windows Phone 8 is here
    I just updated my post again (twice) today. MLB At Bat is now available on Windows Phone: Baseball fans: At Bat 13, the official app for MLB, is now available for Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central

    Change Notes:
    August 8, 2013 – Added Wells Fargo & MLB.com At Bat which released on Windows Phone in the last 24h, but removed Dropbox since that was an error on my part. Added Bing to Android, but it’s phone-only. I also added comments about the YouTube app since the new one by Microsoft was pulled because of Google, and the old “web redirect” app was re-published. Updated the chart numbers for Android at 96%, and Windows Phone at 64%. I also added color coding to the tablet to make it easier to see non-available apps.
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