- 08-07-2013, 10:08 AM #1“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.
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 / PlatformsiOSAndroidWindows PhoneWindows 8 ABC Newsyesphone only*yesyes ABC Player / Watch ABCyesyesnoyes Accuweatheryesyesyesyes Adobe Readeryesyesyesyes Allrecipesyesyesyesyes Amazon Mobileyesyesyesyes Amazon Instant Videoyesnonono Associated Pressyesyesyesyes Audibleyesyesyesyes Bank of Americayesyesyesyes BBC Newsyesyesnono Bingyesnobuilt-inyes Bloombergyesyesyesno Box.comyesyesyesyes Chase Mobileyesyesyesno Citibankyesyesnono CBS Interactive Playeryesnonoyes CBS Newsyesyesnono CNBC Real-Timeyesyesnono CNNyesyesyesyes ComiXologyyesyesnoyes DC Comicsyesyesyesno Dropboxyesyesno (corrected)yes E*tradeyesyesyesno eBayyesyesyesyes Engadgetyesyesyesyes ESPN / Scorecenteryesyesyesyes Evernoteyesyesyesyes Expediayesyesnoyesyesyesyesnoyesyesnono Flixteryesyesyesyes Foursquareyesyesyesno FOX Businessyesyesnoyes FOX Newsyesyesyesyes Good Morning AmericaiPhone app*yesnonoyesbuilt-inyesyes Google Mapsyesyesnono Google+yesyesnono Grouponyesyesyesno HBO GOyesyesnono Hotels.comyesyesyesyes Hulu Plusyesyesyesyes IMDbyesyesyesno Indeed.com Job SearchyesyesyesnoiPhone app*yesnono Instapaperyesyesnono Kindleyesyesyesyes Kobo Booksyesyesnoyesyesyesyesno Marvel Comicsyesyesnono Mashableyesyesnono Microsoft OneNoteyesyesyesyes Mint.comyesyesnono MLB.com At Batyesyesnono NBC Playeryesnonono NBC Newsyesyesyesyes Netflixyesyesyesyes New York Timesyesyesyesyes Nookyesyesnoyes OpenTableyesyesyesyes Pandorayesyesyesno Paypalyesyesyesno PGA Touryesyesyesno Photoshop Expressyesyesnoyesyesyesnono PNC Bankyesyesnono Readabilityyesyesnono SharePlusyesyesbuilt-inbuilt-in Shazamyesyesyesyes SkyDriveyesyesyesyes Skypeyesyesyesyes Spotifyyesyesyesno TBS Playeryesyesnoyes The Daily Show with Jon Stewartyesyesnoyes The Weather Channelyesyesyesyes Today Showyesnoyesno TripAdvisoryesyesyesno Truliayesyesnoyes Tumblryesyesyesyes TuneIn Radioyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes Urbanspoonyesyesyesyes USA Todayyesyesyesyes Vimeoyesyesyesyes Vineyesyesnono Wall Street Journalyesyesyesyes Watch ESPNyesyesnono Weatherbugyesyesyesyes WebMDyesyesnono Wells Fargoyesyesyes (added Aug 8th)noiPhone only*phone only*yesno Wikipediayesyesyes**yes Yahoo Messengeryesyesnono Yahoo WeatheriPhone app*yesnono Yammeryesyesyesyes Yelpyesyesyesno YouTubeyesyesyesno Zillowyesyesyesno Zinioyesyesyesyes
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- 08-07-2013, 10:17 AM #2
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?
- 08-07-2013, 10:41 AM #4
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.
I’m also looking at popular mainstream apps, not “Flavor of the Month” apps.
- 08-07-2013, 10:58 AM #7
- 08-07-2013, 11:25 AM #10
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.
08-07-2013, 12:48 PM #15
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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")...
- 08-07-2013, 04:41 PM #19
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! :)
- 08-07-2013, 05:14 PM #21
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...
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- 08-08-2013, 01:24 PM #24
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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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