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An app a day keeps the country engaged: 6 mobile apps India loved in 2018

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10.12.2018

India is the world’s second-largest mobile app market by downloads. So, it does not come as a surprise that app makers from across the globe are treating users with India-first features and local customisations.

India consumes a lot of mobile apps and ranks ahead of all countries in the world, save China. In 2017, the country accounted for 58 billion of the 175 billion mobile app downloads globally, second only to China’s 65 billion. Essentially, India tops all other mature internet markets - the US, the UK, Japan, South Korea - and most other emerging markets - Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, etc.

Analytics firm App Annie reveals that mobile app downloads in India have surged a whopping 215 percent in the last two years, mainly triggered by the launch of Reliance Jio in late-2016, which truly democratised mobile internet in the country. Further, Mary Meeker’s definitive yearly internet trends report calls India one of the “most fascinating markets for the internet on the planet.”

Even as we wait for the 2018 numbers (likely to be released early 2019) from App Annie and other sources, YourStory looks at the most happening apps of the year - those that went from strength to strength, adding tens of millions of users, rolling out a slew of new features, forging new ecosystem partnerships, and more. (Note: This is not a ranking, but a listing.)

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