The results are in and it looks like social music apps are trending to the top of the App Store charts. App Annie has released its index for the top apps in August and three of the top apps are music-centric. Take a look at which apps are finding success and how they’re doing it by delving into the charts.
The number one spot for August went to Spotify, the popular music-streaming service, but the true darling of the period is Sing! Karaoke, an app that lets users sing their favorite songs and record video of themselves doing it. The app rocketed up 15 spots in the index ranking from June to August due to the introduction of a new feature that allows users to upload their karaoke videos and have other people join in on video with their own renditions. This goes to show that adding new features to an existing app can result in huge amounts of growth in a very short period of time.
A similar event occurred in China as an app called iCast Show jumped up 31 spots on the App Store. The app lets users record themselves singing a popular song or saying a popular phrase. It functions similarly to the successful app Dubsmash. The success of this app was likely due to its connection to China’s biggest microblogging network called Sina Weibo. This allowed for good word-of-mouth, which indicates iCast Show could continue to grow.
These apps show that people love apps that encourage engagement and feature content that can be easily-shared and have collaborative-features. Take a look at all the charts by following the link below!
Read the full article here: Worldwide App Annie Index For Apps August 2015