- Zoom has replaced video-sharing app TikTok to become the most downloaded app in the non-gaming category worldwide in April.
Zoom has replaced video-sharing app TikTok to become the most downloaded app in the non-gaming category worldwide in April, said Sensor Tower’s latest study that monitors downloads of mobile devices.
The video conferencing software, based in the US, clocked 131 million installations in April. Notably, India was the largest contributor to the total number of downloads at 18.2 percent during the month, led by the United States, which accounted for 14.3 percent, the study said.
During the same month, the Indian government raised questions about its security and privacy features and called it not a stable video conference site, the rise in the number of downloads for Zoom came.
During the global lockdown that was placed to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom was gaining ground. Zoom registered the highest downloads from India in the first quarter of this year, or Q1 2020 – 6 million downloads out of a total of 80 million.
TikTok, which was the most downloaded app with over 115,2 million installations in March, registered 107 million installations in April and ranked 2nd. There too, with 22 percent and 9.4 percent of downloads respectively, India and the US contributed the most.
Recently, the short-video sharing application had crossed 2 billion downloads through Google Play Store and The App Store.
India’s Aarogya Setu Covid-19 touch tracing software made it into the top 10 list in April. The app was ranked 7th in the non-gaming division, without revealing the actual download figures.
The way the government has encouraged and made it mandatory for both the government and employees of the private sector, the rise in the number of downloads was very obvious.
The government is mulling forward to make Aarogya Setu available for mobile phones too. It has clocked more than 90 million installs and will see rapid growth once it is compatible with mobile phones, according to the latest numbers.
Aarogya Setu app may see more downloads in the days ahead, as the govt now makes downloading in some regions compulsory. Recently, MyGov India’s CEO, Abhishek Singh has also reported that a version of the app is being made for KaiOS operating system, driving handsets such as Jio Phone. Where exactly the version of Aarogya Setu will roll out is not clear.
Singh says this app will reach over 11 crores more Indian people with the KaiOS update.
Lockdown has seen people working from home more and the usage of the smartphone has also increased.