India’s Flipkart, Amazon apps hit 100 million downloads

India’s Flipkart, Amazon apps hit 100 million downloads

A recent report on the most downloaded mobile apps in India have been provided by Google with top ecommerce sites such as Amazon.in and Flipkart are said to have hit around 100-million, or 10-crore, download mark on Google Play Store.

An update on Google often provides the number of downloads which is categorised in ranges although it does not provide an absolute number.

Although, applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger by Facebook, UC Browser of Alibaba, and TrueCaller are the most downloaded apps with the number not specifically provided.

a month ago, both the Indian ecommerce apps were in the 50-100 million category.

In the entertainment and media scene, Hotstar was the first Indiaspecific app to cross 10 crore downloads in the country. My-Jio app crossed this mark in August. The apps of Flipkart’s other businesses — Myntra, Jabong and PhonePe — are all in the 10-50 million category.

India has around 400 million smartphone users, which means more than a quarter of them have downloaded Hotstar, MyJio, Flipkart and Amazon.

Ola and Snapdeal have been downloaded more than 50 million times, but less than 100 million. Others like Paytm and Hike, both of which claim more than 100 million users, still have not crossed that threshold on Google Play Store. They are still in the 50 million to 100 million category. Music-streaming applications Gaana (from BCCL, owners of The Times of India Group) and Saavn are also in the same category.

Meanwhile, none of the Google apps like Search, Gmail, Maps, and Chrome figure in the top downloads as these apps come pre-installed on most Android phones.