Facebook leads most downloaded app in 2013, says BlackBerry World

Smartphone vendor BlackBerry World announced that Facebook is leading the most downloaded app in 2013 in India. BlackBerry Maps is in the second position.

BlackBerry says its users are most concerned with productivity and connectivity when it comes to choosing mobile applications.

Social networking is important to BlackBerry users who are trying to keep in touch while on the go with Facebook for BlackBerry10, being the most in demand app across the region and appearing in either number one or number two slots in almost every market in the APAC region.


The second most popular app across the region was BlackBerry Maps which kept BlackBerry users moving.

BBM, LinkedIn, Skype,WhatsApp, WeChat and Twitter are the other networking apps in the top ten most downloaded list.

Next to connectivity, BlackBerry users looked for apps to aid their productivity. Apps like Connect to Dropbox, Adobe Reader, Box, Stocks for BlackBerry 10 and Money Plusfeatured heavily in the top ten count across the region.

Games dominated paid app downloads with Angry Birds Star Wars as the most downloaded paid app in Asia Pacific.

Other games making an appearance in the top ten paid apps list include PAC-MAN , The Dark Knight Rises for BlackBerry 10, Bad Piggies and The Amazing Spider-Man. BlackBerry users also made PicMix for BlackBerry 10 their app of choice for editing the shots taken by their BlackBerry device.

One of the few countries in the region to feature a fitness app in the top 15 downloads was Hong Kong who kept fit with Runtastic Pro for BlackBerry 10, and refueled after workouts with OpenRice, the country’s most popular restaurant guide. Filipinos aimed for world domination with Despicable Me: Minion Rush as the 14th most downloaded app of the year.

BlackBerry users in Taiwan kept organized with BlackBerry Travel and were prepared for what awaited them when they touched down with BeWeather 10 Pro as the 14th most downloaded overall and 2nd most popular paid apps, respectively.

In Vietnam, BlackBerry devices were used as more than just a productivity tool with people downloadingFlashlight Free to light their way.

In Thailand, BlackBerry users cast their eyes and their device skyward with StarTracker making it into to the top ten for paid app downloads.



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