7 Most Popular Mobile Apps in 2014

December 4, 2014

2014 year is coming to an end, that is why we decided to make some top-ranks and determine key takeaways and predictions for the future year. Let’s start from the most popular mobile apps in 2014.

Lets start from the most popular mobile apps in 2014. Recently consulting company Betaworks published the first results of the campaign in which it tries to find out what applications are often placed on the first home screens of iPhones. Betaworks has already analyzed 13,000 screenshots home screens with 500 thousand applications. The five most popular apps are Instagram (on 45.82%  of all screens), Facebook (on 45.26% of all screens), Google Maps (on 37.71% of all screens), Twitter (on 33.63% of all screens) and Facebook Messenger (on  33.09% of all screens). It can be easily calculated that from the 28 most popular applications six belong Google, four – Facebook, and two – Dropxbox. Five from the most popular apps can be classified as messengers, four – as applications for reading news, three – as social networks, and two – as applications for mail.


Meanwhile, Mobidia, a Vancouver B.C.-based mobile analytics company, recently released a Top-25 leaderboard that ranks mobile apps and games based on active users for both iOS and Android across North America (USA, Canada Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, Spain) and Asia (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong).


Mobidia says its data is unique because it pulls information from monthly active users versus just download metrics within Mobidia’s “mega-panel of millions of global smartphone users.” For this reason we decided to use Mobidia’s leaderboard to determine our top-7. As you may guess, all apps in this rank are well-known for almost every user on this planet. So to make this post still insightful and informative, we found out some of the most fascinating facts and figures about these apps and their owners.

Look what we worked out!

  1. Facebook

There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices! Did you know that 80% of the top apps on iOS and Android use Facebook Login?

Read more facts about Facebook: Jeffbullas.com and Facebook.com

  1. Google

11.944 billion is an amount of monthly Google searches! Only imagine that! And this (among other things) makes Google to have net income for Q3 2014 $2.8 billion!

Read more facts about Google: Expandedramblings.com

  1. YouTube

Have you already known that 40% of YouTube traffic is from mobile? Fancy that: 4% of overall time spent on iOS and Android devices is spent on YouTube! YouTube mobile app user growth from December 2013 to May 2014 is 13%.

Read more facts about YouTube: Expandedramblings.com

  1. Google Maps

Prepare your brain to take just absolutely crazy figures in! Are you ready? Here you go: combining satellite, aerial and street level imagery, Google Maps has over 20 petabytes of data, which is equal to approximately 21 million gigabytes, or around 20,500 terabytes!

Read more facts about Google Maps: Mashable.com 

  1. Gmail

Gmail app has been downloaded from the Google Play Store more than 1 billion times. That is almost 1/7 of all people living on Earth has downloaded Gmail app! 65.66% of Gmail users open their email on a mobile device. And guess what is the most popular device for Gmail users to open their email on? It is iPhone!

Read more facts about Gmail: Expandedramblings.com

  1. Instagram

There are 200 million active users of Instagram, which is more than the population of Brazil or almost equal to the population of Indonesia! It is even hard to imagine what to expect in the next year, because Instagram’s mobile app user growth from December 2013 to May 2014 is 25%!

Read more facts about Instagram: Expandedramblings.com

  1. Pandora Radio

Did you know that there are 250 million of registered users and 76.5 million of active listeners Pandora Radio? It is really popular! However, the most interesting thing about Pandora radio is that more than 75% of Pandora users listen it via mobile!

Read more facts about Instagram: Expandedramblings.com

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