Friday, March 28, 2014

Mobile Games Account Top Global Apps Worldwide in Jan 2014


Mobile applications managed to hold the momentum in 2014. The report highlights a growth of one per cent in terms of combined revenue from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in January, 2014 instead of the expected dip.

Games are a clear hit worldwide, followed by mobile messenger apps, social networking apps and mobile security apps.

Best things in life are free!
Free mobile applications that managed to hit the bull’s eye globally in the Apple App Store are YouTube, Flipagram, Facebook, PAC-MAN and Farm House Heroes. The top three applications ( YouTube, Flipagram and Facebook) share the common factors of version updates and features in the Apple App Store in categories such as “New to the App Store?” or “Great Free Apps” among others during January.

PAC-MAN, generally a paid application, made it to the top free apps list due to its recent price change policy. As soon as the application entered the free category, its download volume was almost similar to Facebook, making it number four on the list.

The arcade puzzle, Farm Heroes Saga was launched in Canada and a few other countries, and travelled to United States in January. Globally, around 60 per cent of the new January users downloaded the game on their iPhone.

Google Play, on the other hand, was home to mobile messengers in the top five free applications for January, 2014. Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Messenger, Candy Crush Saga and Clean Master (Cleaner) – Free topped the charts.

Clean Master (Cleaner) – Free was the only new entry in the list this month. The app replaced Skype (which is now on number seven) and was mostly installed in India, Russia and Mexico.

Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds Go, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Netflix and Facebook made it to the top five free applications list for Amazon Appstore. However, total downloads in January were comparatively lower than the total downloads in December, 2013 in Amazon Appstore.

Race of the top paid apps
Minecraft – Pocket Edition ruled the roost for top paid apps across Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. For Apple users, Cut The Rope 2 followed with almost 45 per cent of the paid download volume coming from the United States. Heads Up! held the third rank, followed by a new game released in December, Survival Games – Mine Mini Game. Plague Inc stood at fifth position. For the Apple App Store, all top five paid apps were games in January and most downloads were generated in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Swiftkey Keyboard, Powermap Full Version Unlocker, Titanium Backup Pro Key and Nova Launcher Prime followed Minecraft – Pocket Edition in the top five paid list for Google Play Store.

For Amazon Appstore, with nearly half the amount of paid downloads, Scibblenaut Remix was at second position. Plant Vs. Zombie (Kindle Tablet Edition), Temple Run Oz and Cut the Rope formed rest of the list.

The money makers!
For the third consecutive year, top grossing apps for Apple App Store remain unchanged. Supercell’s Clash of Clans took the lead, followed by Candy Crush Saga, Hay Day, Puzzle & Dragons and Game of War – Fire Age.

Revenues and downloads across the iDevices’ were especially projected for a dip, as iOS downloads and revenues had witnessed a surge of more than 50 per cent in December, mainly due to Christmas. However, not only there was progress, but also games such as Game of War – Fire Age witnessed a revenue surge in January, 2014.

Google Play Store saw fierce competition. The Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga battle continued in January, 2014 with the former emerging as the number one grossing app in the new year. Candy Crush Saga stands at second position, followed by Puzzle & Dragons and Japanese top title LINE Pokopang.

Supercell’s Hay Day held fifth rank. Hay Day was launched in mid-November, and has received maximum revenue from Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

In the last six months, Apple App store witnessed a revenue surge of 27 per cent, while Google Play Store saw a revenue growth of nearly 44 per cent. Despite the growth, Google Play Store’s market share stood at 38 per cent, as compared to Apple App Store which had 62 per cent market share in January, 2014.

Credit: http://e27.co/mobile-games-account-for-top-global-apps-worldwide-in-jan-2014/

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

List Of Highly Addictive Games On Facebook

We all know what Facebook is and one of the reasons that make it such a blast today is due to its addictive mini games. Facebook has a good web-based platform, powerful APIs and a complete documentation that convenient the developers in building personalize applications.

Mini games in Facebook is undeniably fun to play but the main reason that makes it so addictive is because the users are connected to thousands of other Facebook users who are also playing the games. In another words, multi-player gaming with friends takes it to a whole new level of fun. What can be more fun than having free games and in the same time expand your friend list? Here we have collected the 25 highly addictive Facebook games. We sure hope you have fun and make tons of new friends!
FarmVille
FarmVille is a flash game having landscapes and cute characters. It is extremely innovative and comes with an attractive and fascinating interface.


Word Challenge
Created by Playfish, this games is here to test both your vocabulary and your thinking speed. You are giving 6 random characters, and you have to make a 3-6 letter word within limited time.


Texas Holdem Poker
It is another game by Zynga and it also is a very popular mini game on Facebook.


Cafe World
Cafe World is a classic restaurant theme on Facebook developed by Zynga where the player has to run a restaurant with his close friends.


Treasure Isle
If you like adventure, Treasure Isle is the ideal game for you! In this gameplay you can hunt for treasure by choosing the character in the game.


Mafia Wars
Mafia Wars is a Facebook game which is all about Mafia creation. You can play this game with your Facebook friends.


Pet Ville
In Pet Ville Facebook game the player can create his own character, choose a name for his pet and give it a home. The game is also designed by Zynga.

Happy Aquarium
Happy Aquarium is known as the biggest fish game on Facebook. It has over 28 million players who have made this game so popular.


Fish Ville
Fishville is another very interesting Facebook aquarium game released by Zynga. As per the rules of the game, various types of fishes can be raised in a virtual fish tank.

Pet Society
It is a very interesting game where you can create your virtual pet and raise it. These pets are more like humans and they can go fishing or do shopping.


Zoo World
Zoo World is a wonderful game where you can make a zoo and see it growing. If you can have more number of neighbors, you can earn a lot of dollars and improve the zoo.

Restaurant City
For restaurant city, you will have to decorate a restaurant and then run it. You will have to satisfy the customers who walk in to the restaurant and leave satisfied.


MindJolt Games
It is not only a game, but a library also that can grow for ever. You can have a wonderful pass time by playing this game.


Hotel City
Hotel City is an interesting game from Playfish. This game is a mixer of old Sim Tower and the Restaurant city. In this game you can move around and get a more intense view of the hotel.


Social City
In this game, one can make houses and increase population. You can create leisure buildings and keep them happy. There is also an option of building factories and you can earn game coins by producing goods.


YoVille
It is a wonderful 2D game where the Facebook users are able to work, play and chat in an animated world. One can decorate his home or adopt a pet virtually.


Happy Island
This game is on Vacation Island that players need to build themselves. He is allowed to decorate and build the attractions to generate income.

Bejeweled Blitz
It is a regular puzzle game on Facebook developed by Pop Cap and anybody can play this on his home PC.


Country Life
Country Life is another type of farming game which is very different from Farm Ville. Here crops that a player harvests can be harvest for sale.


Farm Town
Here the player acquires experience points while harvesting the field. These points will help him to unlock things he wants to purchase including seeds and animals.


Happy pets
This game is all about taking care of the pets. Here the player will have to treat his pets by feeding, cleaning up or playing with them as if they are real ones.


Island Paradise
This Facebook game is developed by Meteor Games. In the game play the player arrives on on a isolated island where he will have to grow crops, find treasure and meet with his neighbors.


Tiki Resort
In Tiki Resort game a player creates a flourishing tourist economy on a small place cutting out a part from the ocean.

Bumper Sticker
Using any program like Adobe Photoshop which can edit images one can create an image that can be turned into a Facebook Bumper Sticker.


Bubble Island
This exciting puzzle game is based on a very popular arcade model which has been modified for social gaming purpose. Here a user shoots bubble-cannon which explode bubbles of similar colors to step forward through various stages.

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