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November 12, 2023

World's Most Popular Apps by Downloads


From Visual Capitalist:

In our fast-paced, tech-centric world, mobile apps have become integral to our daily lives. The world's most popular apps have transformed the way we work, interact with others, and entertain ourselves.

However, this ever-evolving digital world requires apps to stay on top of the latest trends to survive growing and often-changing competition. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic forced people indoors, leading to a rise in demand for online dating, fitness, and work-related apps.

In this treemap, Truman Du highlights the most popular apps in 2022 using download data tracked by Business of Apps.

Most Popular Apps in 2022

TikTok was the most popular app worldwide by downloads in 2022, maintaining its title for the fourth consecutive year. The video platform had 672 million downloads in 2022, with the company also doubling its annual revenue to $9.4 billion according to Business of Apps.

Otherwise, social media apps fill the remaining four of the top five most-downloaded spots. Meta is the most prominent there with Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, while Facebook Messenger tied with the shopping app Meeshu for 10th place.

Meanwhile, Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging service created with the intent of challenging Facebook Messenger, placed 5th with 310 million downloads.

AI Apps Are Gaining Popularity, Fast

In 2020 and 2021, many essential business apps including Zoom and Microsoft Teams grew quickly and saw massive success.

While downloads for these apps fell in 2022, many other travel, food, and shopping-centered apps including Google Maps, McDonalds, and Shein helped fill the void.

However, it was artificial intelligence apps including Lensa AI and ChatGPT were the ones that saw the greatest spike towards the end of last year. Could these same AI-infused apps help lead the pack in terms of downloads for the most popular apps of 2023?

November 12, 2023 at 04:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

World's Oldest Photograph


Pictured above, it was purchased by the French National Library for $392,000 in 2002.

From BBC News: "The image of an engraving depicting a man leading a horse was made in 1825 by Nicéphore Niépce, who invented a technique known as heliogravure."

November 12, 2023 at 12:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Hoodie Pillow

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That's different.

From the website:

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Red, Blue, Navy, Purple, Black, Pink, or Grey. 



November 12, 2023 at 08:12 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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