DURBAN - Apple has revealed its list of their most downloaded apps for the year.
The app that tops the list is the free custom emoji app Bitmoji and the most popular paid for app is Facetune which allows users to edit or touch-up their selfies. Facetune costs $3,99 (R54,38).
Bitmoji climbed to the top of the list due to a merger with Snapchat. Snap, Snapchat's parent company bought Bitmoji last year.
Bitmoji allows users to create a 2D emoji that looks and dresses just like them. Bitmojis can be sent via the Snapchat app or text message. In order to use the Bitmoji app with Snapchat you need to download the Bitmoji app.
The second most downloaded app is Snapchat. Although they had a difficult year on the stock exchange that was linked to slow growth. Snapchat fell one place on this year's list, in 2016 Snapchat was the most downloaded app.
In the number three spot on the list is Google's YouTube with Facebook Messenger and Instagram taking fourth and fifth place respectively.
In the paid apps list Tabs and Chords for $2,99 (R40,75), an app which is a guide to learn how to play the bass, guitar and ukelele, landed in second place. Third place was filled by Hotschedules, calendar and scheduling app that costs $2,99 (R40,75).
The most downloaded apps in gaming was Super Mario Run, 8 Ball Pool and Snake vs Block, a revamped version of the original Snake game. Games Ballz and World Cookies collected fourth and fifth place.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE