Mental Health Apps on the Rise7 min read

Mental health apps like BetterMe, being, Mindshine, and VOS are growing rapidly — especially in the United States. So, we leveraged the 42matters App Watchlist, our competitive app benchmarking platform, to analyze the five most popular Android and iOS mental health apps.

The Top 8 Neobank Apps in Europe8 min read

Neobank apps like N26, Vivid, Ma French Bank, neon, Orange Bank, Bnext, Tomorrow and Lunar have gained a lot of traction in Europe. So, we used our App Watchlist platform to analyze eight of the most popular EU-based neobanks.

These 6 Grocery Delivery Apps Raised $5.5 Billion9 min read

The food and grocery delivery apps DoorDash, getir, Gopuff, Gorillas, JOKR, and Buyk have raised $5.5 billion from venture capitalists since 2020. So, we used our app intelligence solutions to peek under their hoods. Over the last couple years, 15-minute grocery delivery apps have raised billions of dollars from venture capitalists, but they’ve also raised quite a few skeptical eyebrows [https://www.wsj.com/articles/fast-grocery-delivery-cant-make-fast-money-11641904381] . Indeed, enticing as

The Fastest Growing NFT Apps14 min read

This article is not meant to be interpreted as investment advice. Cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFT) can be extremely volatile and one invests in them at their own risk. Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are taking the crypto world by storm. In this article, we introduce you to the world of NFTs. We also reveal the fastest growing NFT apps on Google Play, leveraging our mobile app intelligence solutions to identify the most popular crypto exchange apps, crypto wallet apps, mobile NFT market

The Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 20228 min read

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are taking the crypto world by storm and mobile NFT marketplaces like Binance, OpenSea, and NinjaFT are rocketing up Android’s global top charts. In this article, we use our app intelligence solutions to analyze the performances of three of the top mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022. Here’s what we’ll cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): 1. The Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022 2. Analysis of the Top Mobile NFT Marketplaces in 2022 1. Globa

These Copycat Apps Are Not the Wordle You’re Looking For6 min read

Wordle has taken social media by storm. But unlike other viral games, it’s not available on app stores. Instead, the ‘real Wordle' can only be found here [https://bit.ly/3HIbx0A]. With this in mind, we analyzed three Wordle copycats on Google Play. If you’ve spent any time recently on social media sites like Twitter, you’ve probably come across posts depicting grids of green, yellow, and grey boxes. No, it’s not tetris. It’s Wordle, a free, browser-only (meaning it’s not available on app stores

How the Top 5 BNPL Apps Performed During the Holiday Season8 min read

Buy Now, Pay Later apps were a big winner this holiday season, so we used our app intelligence to see how the top five BNPL apps performed over the break. Last September, we wrote about the top five “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) apps [https://bit.ly/3Leyxq6] in 2021, noting that, with growing concerns over inflation, general economic unpredictability, and a good deal of post-COVID belt-tightening, apps like Klarna and Afterpay would soon have a golden opportunity to test their mettle. Well, it s

Craft Better COVID Policies With Data From 42matters10 min read

This article was written by Veronika Vilgis, PhD, who works as a consultant data strategist. It uses data collected by 42matters’s app intelligence solutions to analyze how understanding the mobile app landscape can help policymakers craft better COVID policies. The COVID-19 pandemic not only constitutes a global health crisis but has also had a major impact on socio-economic activities. Global and national efforts to address the immediate health threat have been unprecedented, with governments

Streaming Wars: The Top Mobile Video Streaming Apps6 min read

Digital streaming apps have been in the news a lot recently. So, with the streaming wars gaining momentum, we used our app intelligence solutions to analyze the top Android mobile video streaming apps on the market. In addition, we discuss the impact of two major releases on the streaming landscape — the meteoric rise of Squid Gameand the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Duneon HBO Max. Here’s what we cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections): * The Top Mobile Video Stream

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 [https://nyti.ms/3JcXtfU] 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 — Booking.com, 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 [https://bit.ly/3B97eJ7], 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 [https://bit.ly/3J649fQ] 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 [https://bit.ly/3uKgJgC] 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 [https://bit.ly/3GQijQR], video conferencing [https://bit.ly/3swZLQt], and digital streaming [https://bit.ly/3HFdvii]. In this article, however, we turn our attention to the most popular Android food delivery app

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