Friday, 15 December, 2017

Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017
Edmund Wade | 08 December, 2017, 01:10

Apple just revealed the most popular apps of 2017 and Snap nabbed the top two spots on the list, beating out Facebook, Google, and Netflix.

On iPad and its larger screen it is perhaps no surprise that a creative app, illustration app Procreate, was the year's top seller. The App Store team noted four rising trends for 2017, including the introduction of augmented reality apps with iOS 11, a rise of real-time competitive gaming, and an increased focus on mental health and mindfulness as well as storytelling and reading. The most downloaded game was Super Mario Run. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of United States best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too.

The Best iPhone App and Game are the meditation app Calm and the puzzle game Splitter Critters. The most downloaded apps include Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook.

iOS apps are not only limited to the iPhone as Apple also took the time to list the best selling apps on their iPad tablet. This features the most interesting and important apps, games and trends in app culture. Apple adds that in the US, Drake leads the Album of the year on Apple Music with "More Life". Apple said Taylor Swift's new album Reputation has already reached No. 3 on the 2017 United States top album chart, an impressive feat considering it was just released on November 10. But that wasn't all for the House of Mouse, with Disney claiming a full half of the top ten with five of its movies being listed, including Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Rogue One, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. "Game of Thrones" unsurprisingly dominated the iTunes TV charts, followed by "The Walking Dead", HBO's "Big Little Lies", NBC's "This Is Us", PBS's "Victoria" and FX's "The Americans". You can see the full USA list here.

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