The count of apps in App Store and Google Play if taken together would lurk around 1.5 million. While both technology biggies never grow tired of boasting about their individual growing numbers, it does takes the app competition to a very high level. To establish a new app in such a choking environment is a challenge in itself, and it certainly helps if one keeps in mind the recent crowned app winners. So, here are the 5 successful apps of 2012 for ideas and inspiration;
The mystery game ran away with the honors of the ‘Best iPad Game of 2012’ for plenty of reasons. Graphics, music, levels, and of course the puzzle itself has made iPad users to go in download frenzy. Though the game comes with a price tag, it has entertained a great number of downloads. The noteworthy point here is that there is no dearth of free games on both App Store and Google Play but still a game with a price tag made it to the top. So, if you have a game app idea that can leave the users asking for more, then, kindly go ahead with it.
The organizing app, EverNote features in the ‘best apps of 2012’ page of Google Play. It helps users keep track of their activities through memos, photos, notes and various other means. It can be downloaded for free and is also New York Times ‘Top 10 Must-Have App’. It adds value to the daily lives of its users and helps them stay organized. Its success reflects that people are increasingly looking for technologies that can help them streamline. So, it can be a wise idea to approach an Android application development company with some twist in the same idea.
Goodnight Moon & Grimm’s Snow White
Story book apps are flavor of the season, and are greatly looked for by tech savvy parents. Goodnight Moon for Apple devices and Grimm’s Snow White for Android devices have been downloaded by parents all over the world to give their toddlers and children interactive bedtime experience. Android and iPad app developers have been exploring new target audience recently, and children along with their parents have held their attention. However, one does have to give a lot of thought to user experience and interactivity to target the little ones. So, jump in with an open mind.
For iPhone users, Letterpress is another game worth taking notice. It is being hailed as the perfect cocktail of fun and strategy. The word game seeks inspiration from Boggle and Othello, and comes with the option of playing against friends through Game Center. The game consolidates the fact that a mobile game can achieve success in strategy too. Letterpress will certainly generate curiosity in the quarters of iPhone and iPad application development.
Rayman Jungle Run is another game that was widely loved. Though these were some app success stories for inspiration, which 2012 app do you think deserve a mention?