Ten Best Android Apps That Ruled In 2014

Man invented technology. And technology is reinventing life at every step! We cannot even consider moving out without smartphones and tablets. Millions of applications, either for useful work or for entertainment, are getting invented or modified each day and they are finding use in almost every field. We will look at the best Android apps that have been on the top ranks in Google Playstore.

In fact, 2014 has been a year when apps have really caught on the wave and technologists over the globe are curious about how things will evolve from here. In this article is a list of the most downloaded Android apps globally, as per Google’s PlayStore. Here’s what has been trending on the PlayStore:

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1. Facebook

Domain – Social Networking

Location – Paul Alto, USA

Downloads  – 1 Billion

Start Year – 2006

Ranked No-1 on the chart, Facebook still dominates the field of social networking with connecting people all over the world.  Facebook is one of the most used Android apps that connect you with your friends. You can get notifications and share images and thoughts more easily and quickly.

2. Pandora

Domain – Music

Location – Oakland, California

Downloads  – 1 Million

Start Year – 2008

Ranked on the top list among the music/entertainment apps, Pandora is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service that serves as “custodian” of the Music Genome Project. The service, operated by Pandora Media, Inc., is only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The service plays musical selections of a certain genre based on the user’s artist selection. The user then provides positive or negative feedback for songs chosen by the service, which are taken into account when Pandora selects future songs.

3. Duolingo

Domain – Education

Location – Pittsburgh, PA

Downloads  – 10 Million

Start Year – 2011

Duolingo is a free language-learning and crowd sourced text translation platform. The service is designed so that, as users progress through the lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. In 2013, Apple chose Duolingo as its iPhone App of the Year, the first time this honor was awarded to an educational application. Duolingo won Best Education Startup at the 2014 Crunchies.

4. Flipagram

Domain – Photography

Location – Los Angeles, CA

Downloads  – 10 Million

Start Year – 2005

Best Android Apps 2014

Flipagram is one of the Android apps and has topped the chart in its domain with most number of downloads in the photography section. It helps people tell stories with photos, videos and music on their phone.

5. MyFitnessPal

Domain – Fitness

Location – San Fransisco, CA

Downloads  – 10 Million

Start Year – 2005

MyFitnessPal counts among the free Android apps that track diet and exercise to determine optimal nutrients and caloric intake for the users’ goals. In a Consumer Reports diet rating, MyFitnessPal was rated the best free program (with 83 points) in overall satisfaction, “maintenance, calorie awareness, and food variety”.

6. NetFlix

Domain – Entertainment

Location – Los Gatos, CA

Downloads  – 500 Thousand

Start Year – 1997

Netflix, Inc. is a provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in all of North America (except Cuba), South America and parts of Europe (Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and Germany), and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs are sent via Permit Reply Mail.

7. NFL Mobile

Domain – Sports

Downloads  – 10 Million

NFL Mobile brings in breaking news, in-game highlights, live game scores, custom team news, follow your Fantasy Football Team, watch Fantasy Live and more. With 10 Million of downloads, it is one of the leading Android apps in the sports news domain.

8. Trip Advisor

Domain – Travel

Location – Newton, MA

Downloads  – 100 Million

Start Year – 2000

Trip Advisor is a travel guide and research application. It provides reviews of travel-related content and includes interactive travel forums. Founded by Stephen Kaufer, Trip Advisor leads the chart in its domain with most number of downloads this year.

9. CandyCrush Saga

Domain – Games

Downloads  – 100 Million

Start Year – 2012

This app game doesn’t need any introduction. Developed by King, the match-three puzzle video game continues to top the chart Android apps in the gaming domain in the year 2014.

10. The New York Times

Domain – News

Downloads – 10 Million

New York Times Digital offers newspaper websites and databases, as well as licenses archive databases for electronic information providers. With 10 million downloads, it tops the chart this year with maximum number of downloads in its domain.

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