Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Apple unveils most popular apps, games of 2017: Here's the full list

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts Apple Posts 'Best of 2017' Lists on App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes
Kayla Schwartz | 07 December, 2017, 18:40

"Huawei's consumer mobile services in Africa will include an app store for locally-developed games, music, movies, books, and other content", the company said. The Witness was also selected as Game of the Year on the Mac App Store, where Aurora HDR 2018 won in the app category. 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.

HUAWEI Technologies is set to launch its pre-installed localised application (app) store in South Africa following its success globally.

Apple also has new editorial this time around; "trends of the year". It must be noted that Affinity is a paid-up-front app, while Calm is free.

Meanwhile, Super Mario Run was the top free iPhone game of 2017, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies!, Subway Surfers, Episode ft.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan on maiden tour
The week-long visit aims to promote London and strengthen commercial and cultural ties with Indian and Pakistani cities. The London mayor explained his "London is Open" campaign, saying London remained the best place to study and work.

Drake's More Life was the No. 1 album of the year, Apple said, while Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was the most listened-to song. Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago. The most watched movie on iTunes in 2017 was Moana, followed closely by Rogue One and Wonder Woman.

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

There's some predictable overlap between the two tech titans' lists of 2017 top sellers, as Game of Thrones, for instance, dominates both Apple and Google's latest yearly TV show charts. "Hillbilly Elegy" topped the nonfiction charts, leading a wave of titles on current events and politics.

You can see all the top charts and recommendations in the App Store and iTunes Store now.

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