The Global Top 10 Android Apps

Source: Statista

The top ten Android apps in the world last month had a combined download figure of over 306 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was the ever popular WhatsApp with 73 million. In fact, apps developed by Facebook account for the lion’s share of the list, with WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook/Facebook Lite hauling in a combined 225 million downloads.

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The Top 10 Android Apps in the U.S.

The top ten Android apps in the U.S. last month had a combined download figure of 26 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was Facebook’s Messenger app with 7.9 million. In fact, apps developed by Mark Zuckerberg’s company made up over half of the downloads on the list, with WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook accounting for a combined 13.8 million downloads in June.

Infographic: The Top 10 Android Apps in the U.S. | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

The Global Top 10 Android Apps

The top ten Android apps in the world last month had a combined download figure of over 300 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was the ever popular WhatsApp with almost 84 million. In fact, apps developed by Facebook account for the lion’s share of the list, with WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook and Facebook Lite hauling in a combined 209 million downloads in February.

This infographic shows the apps most often downloaded from the Play Store in February 2017.

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Realtor.com® Brings iMessage® Integration to iOS® 10 App With “Reaction Stickers”

Now Easier Than Ever for Home Buyers to Share Homes They Love

Santa Clara, CA – Feb. 15, 2017 (PRNewswire) Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today introduced iMessage support for its realtor.com® iOS mobile app, making it even easier for consumers to discover, customize and share home listings with family and friends without ever leaving the messaging screen on an iPhone. The feature allows consumers to share their thoughts on what they love about the home with reaction stickers.

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The app extension makes it even easier for homebuyers to access and share for-sale home listings from the entire realtor.com® database, the most comprehensive source of home listings among competing national apps.

Today’s home buyers, especially millennials who make up the largest home buyer segment, are used to searching and communicating on the go,” said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer at realtor.com®. “Our iMessage app was designed with this way of communicating in mind, making it simple to share photos, and listing information of for-sale and for-rent homes instantaneously within an iMessage conversation. We’ve made the process even more fun and collaborative by giving users the option to call out what they like about the home by adding reaction stickers.”

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With the realtor.com® app for iMessage, consumers are able to:

  • Search for home listings they recently viewed and/or saved on the realtor.com® iOS mobile app, and discover properties they happen to be nearby
  • Preview basic information about a home, such as price data, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and square footage
  • Add a reaction sticker with the phrases “Love It!,” “Let’s go see it!,” “What do you think?,” “Love the kitchen!,” “Nice bathroom!,” or “Has a pool!” to a home listing or a specific photo within a home listing
  • Send off to the recipient as an iMessage

Once a home listing is shared via an iMessage, individuals in the conversation can view basic information about a listing or tap the listing to view more property information in the realtor.com® mobile app. If they do not have the app, they will be prompted to download the app on the App Store.

The realtor.com® app can be download for free on the App Store here, and the realtor.com® app for iMessage is available for download on iOS 10 and above here. Users must enable the realtor.com® app for iMessage through the app drawer in iMessage to use the functionality. Additional reaction stickers will be available in the coming months.

About realtor.com®

Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.

Media Contacts:

Janice McDill
Janice.McDill@move.com
(312) 307-3134

Gillian Roberts
Gillian.Roberts@move.com
(818) 395-2948

Realtor.com® Unveils Sign Snap™ and Street Peek™ Features For Retrieving Instant Home Details with a Simple Point of a Smartphone

Image recognition and augmented reality technologies create an easier and faster way for consumers to obtain details on the homes and neighborhoods they love

Santa Clara, CA – Jan. 17, 2017 (PRNewswire) Realtor.com® today announced Sign SnapTM and Street PeekTM, two new patent-pending features on the realtor.com® Android real estate app that use image recognition technologies and augmented reality to deliver property details and price data with just a few taps. The realtor.com® app serves the rapidly growing community of consumers who search for the home of their dreams on the go. Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc.

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The Sign SnapTM feature, available today, uses image recognition technologies, as well as the smartphone’s camera and GPS capabilities. Users can snap a photo of a real estate for-sale or for-rent sign they happen to be near and the Sign SnapTM feature will search the entire realtor.com® property database, the most comprehensive inventory of for-sale listings among competing national sites, to locate such realtor.com® property. They can view related information for that property such as photos, property details, price data, open house dates and more. Users can share desired listings with family and friends via email, text message and social media.

This spring 2017, realtor.com® plans to roll out its Street PeekTM feature, which lets users pan a neighborhood street and, via augmented reality capabilities, instantaneously surfaces property details about homes on that street and in the realtor.com® database whether or not they are for sale. Simply frame a home or group of homes with the smartphone’s camera and experience a real world view of the environment with information overlays from the realtor.com® database. Information such as the listing or rental price, the recently sold price, estimated value, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms will be available on the framed properties. Users can tilt the screen to view a map of the neighborhood and access additional perspective on what’s nearby, or tap the displayed info card to obtain more details. Filtering options let users locate specific property types, and users will be able to search their history of street photos and listings previously viewed.

“Finding the perfect home can be a stressful experience. That’s why we are continuing to optimize our mobile experience with first-to-market features that support consumers throughout the home buying process, making it as simple and stress-free as possible,” said Nate Johnson, realtor.com® chief marketing officer. “In a market where actionable information can make all the difference between landing a dream home or losing it, we are empowering consumers with an app that provides quick, accessible property information in the palm of their hands.”

The Sign SnapTM equipped realtor.com® app for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here. Additional features, including Street PeekTM, are scheduled to be available on Android in spring 2017, and iOS availability is scheduled to follow. Both Sign SnapTM and Street PeekTM are patent-pending features of the realtor.com® Android real estate app.

About realtor.com®

Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.

Media Contacts:

Janice McDill
Janice.Mcdill@move.com
(312) 307-3134

Gillian Roberts
Gillian.Roberts@move.com
(818) 395-2948