Top Mobile Commerce Apps in the United States7 min read

The holiday season is just around the corner, and as shoppers continue to navigate coronavirus many have turned to mobile commerce (m-commerce) to avoid the hassles of in-person shopping. So, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top m-commerce apps in the United States. This holiday season is shaping up to be an interesting one, to put it mildly. As if concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic weren’t enough, rising inflation [] and a Gordian Knot-esque

Travel Apps Surge as the US Prepares to Lift Restrictions5 min read

With the United States set to relax travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated visitors, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how three of the top Android travel apps —, Airbnb, and Expedia — have performed during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the travel and hospitality industries. At one point in 2020, for instance, Airbnb resorted to laying off 25% of its workforce. Not long after, the company’s CEO Brian Chesky warned that global travel may never fully rec

How the Top 5 Language Learning Apps Fared During COVID-196 min read

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze how the top five language learning apps have performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the consequences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the rise of remote learning. At one point in April 2020 the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated that some 1.2 billion children were out of classrooms [], driving parents and educators alike to seek e-learning solutions for their students and children. With this in mind,

Top 5 WhatsApp Alternatives in 20217 min read

We used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top five alternatives to WhatsApp following Facebook’s October 2021 outages. On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the tech giant Facebook suffered a global outage [] that lasted approximately six hours. Effected were Facebook’s eponymous social networking site, along with Instagram, Oculus, Messenger, and, relevant to this article, WhatsApp. Suffice it to say, these outages caused quite a stir. Pundits — seemingly without a h

Top 5 US Neobanks vs Top 5 US Traditional Banks6 min read

We’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to identify the top five neobank apps in 2021 based on downloads. We then compared these neobanks to apps from the top traditional banks based in the United States. A few weeks ago, we wrote about the continued ascent of neobanks [] and other mobile banking solutions on our blog, noting that while traditional banking institutions were the first to develop digital offerings, neobanks have lately put the old guard on notice. In

Food Delivery Apps Remain Popular During COVID-19 Pandemic7 min read

We’ve ranked the top seven food delivery apps worldwide based on total downloads, then compared their current performance to their pre-pandemic numbers. The global coronavirus pandemic has accelerated many digital trends, from remote work and telecommuting to the rise of telemedicine [], video conferencing [], and digital streaming []. In this article, however, we turn our attention to the most popular Android food delivery app

ANALYSIS: Robinhood and Duolingo IPOs8 min read

Robinhood and Duolingo, two of the most popular app-based businesses in the United States and globally, are set to go public. Eyeing IPOs of 35 and 3 billion U.S. dollars respectively, the companies have obviously enjoyed great success on the global app markets. So, in this article, we’ve leveraged our app intelligence solutions to analyze the following: 1. Robinhood App Analysis 1. Download Estimates (July 23, 2019 - July 22, 2021) 2. Analysis of User Review Sentiment 3. Analysis o

The Top 7 Neobanking Apps Based in the United States8 min read

We’ve ranked the top seven American neobanking apps based on downloads and compared them to some of the most popular mobile offerings from traditional banks. One of the hallmarks of the modern fintech landscape is an underlying anxiety stemming from the impact of events like the great recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. This disquiet played a pivotal role in the Wall Street Bets fiasco [], where unsophisticated investors on Reddit and Twitter undermined short positions h

COVID-19 Launched a Video Conferencing Revolution8 min read

During the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we here at 42matters wrote a number of blog posts dedicated to tracking the performance of the video conferencing app market. We noted that platforms like Microsoft Teams, ZOOM, and Skype were well positioned during the pandemic since they enabled businesses to remain productive while employees were required by law to work from home. At the time, we examined the correlation between government-mandated lockdowns and the adoption of video confere

How WhatsApp’s Privacy Updates Impacted Telegram and Signal6 min read

With WhatsApp’s new privacy policy set to take effect on June 19th, we decided to take a look at how Telegram and Signal have performed since the changes were announced in January. This past January, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and terms of service to facilitate better integration with other Facebook offerings. Notably, these revisions raised some concerns around how the American messaging app intends to share information [] with Facebook and its subsidiaries goin

NEW: SDK Downloads and Installations4 min read

We’ve added two new charts to the 42matters Software Development Kit (SDK) Explorer. The first tracks New Installations and Removals, the second tracks Downloads. Over the last few months, we’ve made a number of improvements to our product suite. We’ve added insight into Apple Privacy features [] like App Privacy Details and App Tracking Transparency, made a host of iOS-related product upgrades [], added app-ads.txt for LG and Samsung Connected T

42 Mobile App Market Statistics That Matter in 20216 min read

With the mobile app market on pace to crack 935.2 billion US dollars [] in worldwide revenue by 2023, we thought we’d take a closer look at the state of the mobile app industry. So, we’ve curated a list of 42 mobile app market statistics that matter in 2021. To jump to a particular section, click the links below: * Top 5 Mobile App Market Statistics * Top Google Play Statistics * Top Apple App Store Statistics * Top Amazon Appstore Statistics * Top 3 Most Downloaded

Top Trending iOS & Android Mobile Games in the United States6 min read

Mobile games are big business. According to the folks over at Business of Apps, it was one of the strongest performing industries in 2020, generating an astonishing $77.2 billion [] in revenue over the course of a pandemic-stricken year. Additionally, in the United States, there were more than 147 million mobile gamers [] in 2020 alone, with approximately 10 million gamers expected to join the party over the next five years. In other words, there’s a

Top Trending VPN Apps for iOS & Android in the United States6 min read

You’d be hard pressed to spend more than five minutes online without coming across an ad for a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Indeed, while VPNs have been around for the better part of three decades, companies like ExpressVPN and NordVPN have enjoyed astonishing success over just the last five-to-ten years. This is due in large part to the continued flourishing of digital life — and all the cybersecurity threats that come with it. With this in mind, we here at 42matters decided to take a look a

The Top Streaming Platform Newcomers6 min read

The streaming wars are upon us. While services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon have long represented the vanguard of the industry, a number of newcomers have begun to turn some heads, portending potentially seismic realignments in the digital streaming market. And these aren’t small names, either. Indeed, as heavy hitters like Disney, NBC, HBO, Paramount, and Apple continue to roll-out revamped digital offerings, it’s tough not to recall that old line from the Who: “Meet the new boss, s

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