Top 10 Trending Apps Of 2020: Ludo King, Google Meet, Groww, Khabri & More
The whole year of 2020 was a huge roller coaster ride. With the unexpected emergence of pandemic drastically changed human behaviour. The social distancing and isolation boosted the number of smartphone and internet users.
Besides, the ban on Chinese apps and emphasis on making India Atma Nirbhar encouraged Indians to develop and use native alternatives of the existing Apps.
Now that the year is ending, let’s look into the Apps that made the headlines in 2020.
The push towards virtual education publicised Google Classroom making it the top education app and learning platform in India. This app enables teachers to connect with students through a virtual classroom where students can find study material and submit assignments. The app also keeps a track on the deadlines and submission dates to assist teaching faculties to evaluate the progress of a student.
The search for a super entertaining simple game whose rules won’t make you scratch your head made the audience turn to India’s most downloaded gaming app in 2020 – Ludo King. The app offers a chance to play with not only computers but also real time opponents and friends. This mobile game gave a fresh breath of nostalgia to its 500 million people who are using the app currently.
Tiktoks were a trend since the time they were released. The sudden ban on the chinese app took away one of the most entertaining pastimes from the audience. While many other platforms were trying to replicate tiktoks after its boycott, India came up with its own alternative through Mitron app which rose to fame within the first month of its launch. With 5 million downloads within a month, the app secured a place in top 10 free apps on Play store.
PM Narendra Modi’s vocal for local initiative encouraged the Indian developers to come up with Indian alternatives to all the banned chinese apps including UC browser. With a translator for 12 Indian languages, MagTapp leaves UC browser far behind. MagTapp which claims to be the world’s first visual browser, wants to fill India’s literacy gap by allowing users to search for visual meanings of words with a single tap.
This indegenious app helps the users to scan documents and PDF files. Earlier Camscanner was popular among Indians for serving the same purpose. The app was built by few IITians approximately in a day to assist the users to organize their documents, reminders and notes. The app currently has crossed over million downloads.
This app is the most unique initiative of edtech unicorn startup, Unacademy. This creative experiment aims to redefine learning by providing a platform in which creators and influencers can share their experiences and ideas through images, videos and audios.
“Graphy is a new product by the Unacademy Group. Books haven’t changed since a really really really long time. Maybe it’s time to change that?,” tweeted Gaurav Munjal, CEO of Unacademy while releasing the app.
With an estimated 40 million listeners, the podcasting sector has witnessed 60% growth in India. Seems like the creators of Khabri app have tapped this opportunity by making India’s fastest growing audio app containing podcasts in regional language. The app has content related to news, jobs, books, movies as well as motivation. Khabri also provides a platform for creators to launch their own audio content.
Social distancing also brought anxiety, stress and depression along with it. However the importance of good mental health is often underrated making the introduction of an app like Wyas very important. The app provides a personalised therapist in the form of AI enabled chatbot. The app serves in 30 countries and has benefitted 1.2 million people till now.
Kite is a product of famous Indian online stock brokerage company, Zerodha. The simple and convenient features have made the app perfect for freshers and millennial traders. The offers a platform to buy sell and analyse accounts making stockbroking and investing faster and easier than ever for the youth
Groww is yet another app in the online strokbroage sector which offers a platform to invest in stocks, mutual funds at affordable prices. The app that comes with a mutual fund SIP calculator, is founded by Flipkart. Apna is a unique app which is Made in India and made for Indians. The app aims to tackle the unemployment problem by offering job openings to labourers. The app currently has over 10,000 job listings and has fulfilled the employee requirement of delivery apps like Flipkart Swiggy and bigbasket.