- TikTok maintained its dominance as the most frequently downloaded non-gaming app in May as it was downloaded 111.9 million times.
Popular short video sharing site TikTok maintained its dominance as the most frequently downloaded non-gaming app in May. According to a Sensor Tower report which provides market intelligence and analytics for mobile apps, the Bytedance-owned app has reported 111.9 million downloads.
Video conferencing app Zoom, the top downloaded app in April, has slipped to second place with 94.6 million installs, according to the report. Although TikTok reported a 4.5 percent rise in download numbers from 107 million in April to 111.9 million in May, downloads from Zoom’s 131 million in April to 94.6 million in the last month increased 27.7 percent.
India continues to be popular with TikTok, with 20 % of total downloads, followed by the US contributing 9.3%. With a 17 percent share of total downloads each, Zoom received an equal contribution from India and the US.
TikTok became the most-downloaded software in the world in March 2020. During the weeks leading up to the lockout, TikTok has become the country’s most successful app. It added another 14.1 million users during the lockout, becoming second only to the Zoom. Shortly before the shutdown (March 11 through March 25), there were over 18.9 million updates to the short video sharing site
TikTok saw 22.38 million downloads from India in May in numbers, while Zoom reported about 16 million of the country’s installs. The previous month’s figures are 23.5 million downloads, and 23.8 million downloads respectively.
While India dominated the majority of downloads for the top two non-gaming applications, the government-owned Covid-19 tracing device Aarogya Setu became the country’s only device, making it the top 10 for the second month in a row
Aarogya Setu, which was launched two months ago, was ranked 8th in the May chart. It was the 7th most-downloaded app in the previous month. The app has amassed more than 116 million downloads across Android and iOS according to the latest data.
Some sites experienced a surge in downloads as their usage cases increased during the lockdown. The big beneficiaries were Zoom and Aarogya Setu whereas TikTok also gained momentum and saw a spurt in downloads during the pandemic. However, these apps may not see the same growth momentum, and they are expected to have a saturation level in the coming months.