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Here Are The Top 10 Apps And Games For The iPhone And iPad In Singapore (2018)

It’s been an exciting year for Apple and its users — with groundbreaking news like a new iPad Pro, and a full version of Adobe Photoshop coming to the tablet in 2019 — and now that 2018 is coming to a close, it’s a good a time as any to look back on how far Apple has come.

When Apple’s App Store started out on July 10, 2008, it had a mere 500 apps. 10 years later, the store has expanded its repertoire to include an impressive collection of 2.2 million apps, earning iOS developers a total of over US$100 billion.

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In fact, the App Store is now the world’s largest app marketplace, supporting and being supported by 20 million Apple developers and 1.3 billion active Apple devices worldwide. It has seen over 180 billion downloads to date, and brings over 500 million weekly visitors, with ‘Games’ ranking as its most popular category and its top-grossing — along with, ‘Entertainment’.

There’s also been a burgeoning space for Augmented Reality (AR), with 3000 AR apps on the App Store, ever since Apple kicked things off with the iOS 11. And Swift, Apple’s general purpose programming language, is gaining traction fast, with over 350,000 apps on the App Store written with it.

Just looking at those numbers’ gotten us curious about the top rankers out there — come on, with 2.2 million jostling for attention, the competition looks pretty stiff. So here’s a list of the iPhone and iPads’ most downloaded game and apps, not for the world but for Singapore.

After all, don’t we all know an Apple fan or two?

Most Downloaded iPhone Apps of 2018 – Singapore

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The top paid iPhone app for 2018 is kirakira+, which — as its name suggests — adds a little extra bling to your photos and videos via camera filter. It seems to recognise light-emitting or reflective objects and puts on the glitz accordingly. Considering how we’re constantly whipping out our phone cameras nowadays, we suppose it isn’t too much of a surprise that this is on the top spot.

Coming in second is Forest – Stay focused, which gets you to ‘plant a (virtual) tree’ in-app, whenever you need to keep your attention on a task at hand. The tree dies if you close the app, so that’s… one way of keeping us off our phones, for those of us constantly feeling the need to pick up our mobiles and scroll through our social media feeds every ten minutes. The nice thing is that virtual coins spent on planting trees in-app will translate to real trees being planted in real life, because the developers have partnered with tree-planting organization, Trees for the Future, for this endeavour.

Third on the list is Gudak Cam, which tries to mimic shooting on film. After shooting a set of 24 photos, users will have to wait 3 days for the photos to ‘develop’ before they’re able to take more. It’s kind of a cute work-around for the burden of choice technology has saddled us with, and we can see why people may enjoy the novelty.

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Check out the rest of the Top Ten apps below, both free and paid:

RankTop Free iPhone AppsRankTop Paid iPhone Apps
1WhatsApp Messenger1kirakira+
2YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream2Forest – Stay focused
3Grab App3Gudak Cam
4Facebook4TouchRetouch
5Instagram5The Wonder Weeks
6Messenger6Afterlight 2
7Google Maps – Transit & Food7WatchChat for WhatsApp
8Gmail – Email by Google88mm Vintage Camera
9GrabFood – Food Delivery App9Analog Paris
10WeChat10ProCam 6
11DBS PayLah! – Supports PayNow11AutoSleep Tracker for Watch
12Spotify Music12Voice Recorder – HD Audio Recording & Playback
13Carousell13Analog Seoul
14Lazada 11.11 Biggest Sale14Halide Camera
15TikTok-Global Video Community15PLOT
16Google Maps – Transit & Food16Facetune
17Google Chrome17CamToPlan PRO
18Mobike – Smart Bike Sharing18NightCap Camera
19Google Translate19FiLMiC Pro
20Netflix20Slow Shutter Cam

Most Downloaded iPhone Games of 2018 – Singapore

Minecraft is this year’s top paid mobile game, and we’re pretty sure you know what Minecraft is, but in case you don’t, it’s a game where you build stuff with blocks. There’s also a survival mode you can toggle on, if you’re not playing just to build massive palaces or insanely detailed reimaginings of Midgar.

Cytus II comes in second, and it’s a rhythm game with over 100 songs and nine playable characters.

Plague Inc is at number three, a real-time strategy game where players evolve a pathogen in an attempt to destroy the world, which… sounds like a perfect outlet for all our underlying nihilistic, misanthropic angst. We see the appeal.

You can take a look at the rest of the Top Ten free and paid games here:

RankTop Free iPhone GamesRankTop Paid iPhone Games
1PUBG MOBILE1Minecraft
2Rules of Survival2Cytus II
3Fortnite3Plague Inc.
4Mobile Legends: Bang Bang4Pocket Build
5Helix Jump5Bloons TD 6
6Word Link – Word Puzzle Game6Heads Up!
7MapleStory M7Exploding Kittens
8Hole.io8Pocket Aquarium!
9Brawl Stars9Nexomon
10Love Balls10Monument Valley 2
11Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games11Street Fighter IV CE
12Toon Blast12Cytus
13Happy Glass13NBA 2K19
14Candy Crush Saga14Geometry Dash
15Knife Hit15Cat Quest
16Hello Stars16Hitman Sniper
17Cliffhanger – Chat Stories17Assassin’s Creed Identity
18Pokémon GO18Florence
198 Ball Pool™19Mini Metro
20Choices: Stories You Play20Motorsport Manager Mobile 3

Most Downloaded iPad Apps of 2018 – Singapore

ProCreate is the iPad Pro’s top paid app, and we can see why, looking at some of the amazing works artists have created on it. It seems like a pretty nifty tool for digital artists who want to do work on the go.

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Next on the list is GoodNotes 4, and yes, that’s a note-taking app. But it does have some interesting features, like searchable handwritten notes and converting handwriting to text. We’re just slightly curious if that still works assuming our handwriting’s absolutely atrocious.

Notability comes right after, and… that’s another note-taking app, sharing similar search and handwriting-to-text functions. Evidently, we’re all getting the iPad for sketching and note-taking. We’ve got to put that screen to use, after all.

The rest of the top free and paid apps are listed here:

RankTop Free iPad AppsRankTop Paid iPad Apps
1YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream1Procreate
2Facebook2GoodNotes 4
3Google Chrome3Notability
4Netflix4Duet Display
5The Calculator5MyScript Nebo
6Messenger6GoodReader
7Gmail – Email by Google7Affinity Photo
8Google Drive8WinZip Pro: zip, unzip & rar
9Toggle.sg9Book Creator for iPad
10Microsoft Word10PDF Expert by Readdle
11Spotify Music11Popplet
12Microsoft Excel12Green Screen by Do Ink
13Google Maps – Transit & Food13Noteshelf 2
14Viu HD14Affinity Designer
15Microsoft PowerPoint15Amaziograph
16YouTube Kids16Notepad+ Pro
17Lazada 11.11 Biggest Sale17LumaFusion
18Skype for iPad18Explain Everything Whiteboard
19Google19Pixelmator
20Adobe Acrobat Reader20Toca Hair Salon 3

Most Downloaded iPad Games of 2018 – Singapore

Like the iPhone, Minecraft and Cytus II comes in as first and second for the iPad’s top paid games. Ranking third, however, is Geometry Dash, a fairly standard platforming game, where you collect coins and dodge obstacles to reach the finishing line.

And here are the rest of the top free and paid iPad games:

RankTop Free iPad AppsRankTop Paid iPad Apps
1Rules of Survival1Minecraft
2PUBG MOBILE2Cytus II
3Fortnite3Geometry Dash
4Mobile Legends: Bang Bang4Monument Valley 2
5ROBLOX5Football Manager Touch 2018
6Love Balls6Bloons TD 6
7Kick the Buddy7The Room: Old Sins
8Bowmasters – Multiplayer Game8Old Man’s Journey
9Hole.io9Plague Inc.
10Helix Jump10Darkest Dungeon: Tablet Edition
11Toon Blast11Terraria
12Candy Crush Saga12The Game of Life
13War Robots13LEGO Jurassic World
14Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games14Iron Marines
15Happy Glass15Pocket Build
16Cooking Fever16Teen Titans Go! Figure
17MapleStory M17Hidden Folks
18Subway Surfers18Mini Metro
19Piano Tiles 219Infinite Flight
20Plants vs. Zombies 220Scribblenauts Unlimited


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