Super Mario Run the most popular iOS game of 2017

Joanna Estrada
December 7, 2017

Not many days are left in 2017.

WITH the year almost done Apple has picked out what it thinks are the best apps and games of 2017, highlighting one app and one game for iPhone and the same for iPad, a technology site, techrader reported. It must be noted that Affinity is a paid-up-front app, while Calm is free. First of all, the introduction of AR (augmented reality) apps and games picked up pace this year, second they point out is the rise of real-time competitive gaming, third is the growing popularity of lifestyle apps (like Zomato or Big Basket), and finally increase in popularity of apps enabling photo and video editing. Both the games are not freemium titles. The rest of the list was mostly similar to previous year.

Super Mario Run tops the most downloaded games chart, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies and Subway Surfers.

Talking about apps, the App Store editors have identified four breakout trends in app culture for 2017.

WhatsApp Messenger was also revealed as the most downloaded free app by iPhone users, ahead of Snapchat and Instagram.

Top iOS apps of 2017
Top iOS apps of 2017

China has been a key market for app makers in past years and that won't be changing anytime soon.

But you're unlikely to guess the names of the 2017 iPhone and iPad App of the Year award recipients without cheating.

Cobe Li, Huawei's Cooperation and Alliance Director of Consumer Cloud Service Department, Southern Africa, said the APP store is not aiming to compete with the likes of Google Play, but aimed to supplement existing android Apps. Other albums in the list are Kendrick Lamar's DAMN, Taylor Swift's Reputation, Ed Sheeran's Divide, and Starboy from The Weeknd.

Splitter Critters is the iPhone game of the year.

Drama is the genre dominating the iTunes TV charts this year, with favorites like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" topping the year. Top movies for the year included names like Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Moana, Sing and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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