Emerging Trends in Mobile App Development 2022

March 10, 2023


Mobile applications have become an integral part of our daily lives, and as the years progress, their popularity only continues to grow. The most downloaded applications of 2022 provide insight into the types of mobile applications that gained traction during one of the most isolated years in recent history.

TikTok, an entertainment-based application developed in China, takes the top spot with 89 million downloads in the United States alone. TikTok allows users to create and share short videos while also viewing those created by others. It has become a popular platform for users aged 16-24.

Zoom, a video conferencing tool, follows closely with 81 million downloads. Many attribute its success to its ease of use and simplicity. Zoom was already the fastest growing video conferencing tool since 2016, according to Forbes, but the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated its popularity due to the rise of remote work.

The social media giants Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, which are under the Facebook umbrella. These applications allow users to connect and communicate with friends and family through messaging, posting photos and videos, and sharing news and information.

Cash App, a fintech application, with 52 million downloads in 2022. It offers peer-to-peer transactions of currency or bitcoin and 0% commission on stock trading. Its business account allows payments from customers, making it increasingly popular as physical currency further declines.

Snapchat, another messaging service, with 51 million downloads. It has a unique feature of impermanent chat history where messages, photos, and videos are only available for a short period to the intended user before being deleted.

Disney Plus and Netflix, the online viewing applications, round out the list with 45 million downloads each. Disney Plus launched in 2019 and has become popular with digitally released content as cinemas closed down due to the pandemic. Netflix, the most used digital viewing platform, continues to be a titan in original content and online streaming services, despite facing competition from other providers such as Amazon Plus, Apple TV, Hulu, and HBO Max.

These popular mobile applications of 2022 represent a diverse range of categories, from entertainment to communication and finance. It is clear that mobile applications continue to play a significant role in our lives, providing new ways to connect and interact with the world around us. Each of these apps dominate in their fields. Will your app be next to take the world by storm? Contact Liorra Tech today and find out how we can make your dream app a reality.

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