Huawei to launch mobile app store in SA

Dec 08, 2017, 01:42
Huawei to launch mobile app store in SA

"Huawei's consumer mobile services in Africa will include an app store for locally-developed games, music, movies, books, and other content", the company said.

The Witness is a puzzle game available at $9.99 for both the iPad and iPhone.

Apple said its editors and curators identified four breakout trends in app culture in 2017: the introduction of augmented reality, the rise of real-time competitive gaming, apps that transform storytelling and reading and those that focus on mental health and mindfulness.

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The Best iPhone App and Game are the meditation app Calm and the puzzle game Splitter Critters.

Snapchat's 2016 crown was snatched from them, but only just, by the popular Bitmooji app, which is owned by Snap.

Here's the full list of the top 20 most downloaded apps, according to Apple. Apple says that the top apps of the year 2017 were WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, PayTm, Messenger, SHAREit, Instagram, Google Maps, Uber, Hotstar, Amazon, Ola cabs, Gmail, Wynk, MyJio, My Airtel, Google Chrome, Flipkart, Snapchat and imo video calls and chat.

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Meanwhile, Super Mario Run was the top free iPhone game of 2017, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies!, Subway Surfers, Episode ft.

This year, Apple has also introduced a new year-end section for the "trends of the year". Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago.

Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman" coming in as runners-up. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead were the top TV shows of the year while NPR's Fresh Air was the most downloaded podcast.

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