Another year has ended on a high note for the smartphone industry. Apple fans had a great year as they have received not only a brand new pair of iPhones but also a special edition released for the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary, the iPhone X. Plus, developers have spoiled them with amazing apps all year long. Apple has recently released a list of the most downloaded iOS apps for the year. Here is a list of the most incredible iPhone apps you must have on your phone in the coming year.
Most downloaded iPhone apps in 2017
In its “Best of 2017” list, Apple has revealed that Bitmoji was its most downloaded app in 2017. Bitmoji is a fun app that allows its users to create an expressive avatar of themselves and send them to others from within the app. What makes it even more amazing is that it can be linked with Snapchat, iMessage, Chrome, and Gboard, offering the same amazing experience across many platforms and devices.
Other apps in Apple’s top 5 most downloaded app list are Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger, and Instagram (Facebook made it to the 6th place).
Most downloaded games in 2017
Super Mario Run was one of the most anticipated titles of 2017 – no wonder it has become the most downloaded iPhone app this year. It is a brand new take on Super Mario, a game that you can play with one hand, where Mario constantly runs and you have to guide him through all kinds of perils while pulling off amazing stunts mid-air. Other popular games this year were “8 Ball Pool”, “Snake vs. Block”, “Ballz”, and “Word Cookies!”
App of the Year
“Calm” is a health and fitness app perfect for mindfulness and meditation. It is destined to bring more clarity, joy, and peace into your everyday life. Offered by Calm.com, it can reduce anxiety, help its users sleep better and feel happier overall. And this year, it is Apple’s “App of the Year 2017”.
Game of the Year
RAC7 Games’ “Splitter Critters” has not only won the 2017 Apple Design Award but has been named Apple’s “Game of the Year 2017”. It is a logic puzzle game where players must help alien critters return to their spaceship by splitting and rearranging the environment on the screen by cutting it up through a series of swipes. It is an amazing game – give it a try today.
According to App Store editors, the trends that influenced 2017 were Augmented Reality, competitive games like Clash Royale, mental health and mindfulness apps like the above-mentioned Calm and apps that transform reading and storytelling. What do you expect the trends to be in 2018?