Nielsen publishes list of top 10 iPhone apps for 2012


Q3-2012-US-Smartphone-OS-market-shareNielsen firm, which regularly supplied all year public research on mobile market has published list of top 10 iPhone apps for 2012. In the “Digital Tops iOS app of 2012”, the most popular apps were selected on users from Q1 of 2012 to Q3. Four applications of the top 10 are standard in iOS.

In the first place in popularity in 2012 were maps. It probably is a regular program of Google Maps in iOS 5, as the corporate client Apple came out in the fall. If we consider that the audience of Facebook this year has almost reached a billion users, it is not surprising that the second place on the list went to mobile client Facebook. Separate application for chat – Facebook Messenger – ranks sixth in popularity.

Top 10 iPhone applications in 2012:

  • Maps
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Stock
  • Weather
  • Facebook Messenger
  • The Weather Channel
  • Twitter
  • Pandora Radio
  • Instagram

Closing the top ten is Instagram. With such a powerful advertising support from the media, it is surprising that the client has not had a photo service in the top five.


Consider final week, Apple has opened the net retailer App Retailer different part on “the very best purposes for iPhone and iPad”. Hyperlink to App Retailer Perfect in 2012 you’ll find what video games and applications were most a hit up to now 12 months.

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