Top 10 Free & Paid Apps in India: Stability in the App Economy

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For this week’s top apps, we’re taking a look at India.


Last time we explored India’s top apps we discovered that Whatsapp Messenger was leading, beating out the all-powerful Facebook to claim first place. The same holds true for this month – Whatsapp is still heading the list of the top most used free apps for Android. The rest of the top apps are pretty stable from the previous month as well. Surprinsingly, apps ranked 1-8 have all managed to retain the same app index rank as they had the previous month. Typically top apps are pretty stable, but it’s usually just the first 4 that remain the same, with slight shifts in the remaining ranks. Facebook, MX Player, Truecaller and the Chrome and US Browsers grabbed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th places, respectively, and Google’s quick searchbox remaining at number 7 while Facebook Messenger held firm at 8th position.


The only changes are found in the last 3 places on the list. Clean Master (Boost & AppLock) is moving on up in the app world, as it now has more “secure footing” at number 9. Having just made the list last month, the fact that it has moved upwards from precarious last place is a good sign.


Meanwhile, HTC Sense Home has dropped down to 10th place, and it’s entirely possible that next month the app won’t make the top 10 list at all.




So how did the top paid Android apps in India fare? Usually paid apps show slightly more variation, as people tend to be more discerning when it comes to which apps they’re spending their money on.




But here we were surprised again. The top paid apps list is also very stable (even more so than usual). Once again MX Player Pro tops the list, and the following 5 top apps through number 6 are also the same apps that led the list for May. Interestingly, the app at number 10 on the list also held firm to its position – DU Battery Saver PRO & Widgets is still clinging on at last place. The pattern we’ve seen is that number 10 on the list varies from month to month, as apps either drop off the top 10 to make room for newer apps further down the list or existing apps that have fallen from user favor.


Trial Xtreme moved up from 9th place to 7th, while jetAudio Music Player + EQ Plus has dropped in rank by one position. AntiVirus PRO Android Security has also lost a place in rank. Perhaps users are less concerned about phone security, as this is the only antivirus app on the list.


It will be interesting to see if India’s top paid and free Android apps will remain just as stable next month, or if we’ll see more variation. Stay tuned to find out!

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