06 Aug Top 10 android Apps
Following are the top 10 android apps in the world
- Gmail: Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols. Gmail initially started as an invitation-only beta release on April 1, 2004 and it became available to the general public on February 7, 2007, though still in beta status at that time. The service was upgraded from beta status on July 7, 2009, along with the rest of the Google Apps suite.
- Google Maps: Google Maps is a mapping mobile app developed by Google for the Android and IOS operating systems; it uses Google Maps for its information. It was first released for Android on September 23, 2008, and later for IOS on December 13, 2012 as an alternative to Apple Maps, which was released with IOS 6.Maps and related information are not included in the installed Google Maps for Android file; an Internet connection is required, as for iPhone’s Google Maps application. An automatic map caching feature temporarily stores recently viewed areas, reducing the amount of data to be downloaded.
- You Tube: YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.[YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. The site allows users to upload, view, and share videos, and it makes use of WebMD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via YouTube, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, and registered users can upload videos to their channels. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
- Facebook: Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin,Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Since 2006, anyone who is at least 13 years old is allowed to become a registered user of the website, though the age requirement may be higher depending on applicable local laws. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities’ students.
After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as “friends”, exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as “People from Work” or “Close Friends”.
- Google Search: Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or just Google, is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day. As of February 2015 it is the most used search engine in the US with 64.5% market share. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as images or data contained in databases. It was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997. Google Search provides several features beyond searching for words. These include synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie Showtime’s, airports, home listings, and sports scores. There are special features for numbers, dates, and some specific forms, including ranges, prices, etc.
- Google+: Google+ is an interest-based social network that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service, Google’s fourth foray into social networking, experienced strong growth in its initial years, although usage statistics have varied, depending on how the service is defined. User engagement has been relatively low. Three Google executives have overseen the product, which is undergoing substantial changes. These include the re-launch of two core Google+ functions, communications and photos, as standalone products, as well as refocusing the service on shared interests. Males of ages from 24–36 have comprised the largest share of the user base.
- WhatsApp: WhatsApp is an instant messaging app for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model. The proprietary, cross-platform app uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages. In January 2015, WhatsApp was the most globally popular messaging app with more than 600 million active users. In April 2015, WhatsApp reached 800 million active users. WhatsApp Inc., based in Mountain View, California, was subsidized by Facebook on February 19, 2014, for approximately $16 billion USD.
- Facebook Messenger: This app is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook’s web-based Chat feature and built on the open MQTT protocol, Messenger lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile and on the main website. Facebook reported in March 2015 that Facebook Messenger has reached 600 million users. David A. Marcus heads Facebook Messenger and had joined Facebook on invitation of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. . Messenger for Mobile was released on August 9, 2011 for iOS and Android, with an October 11 update making the app available for BlackBerry OS. In December 2012, the Facebook Messenger app for Android in some regions (such as Australia, South Asia, Indonesia, South Africa, and Venezuela) added the ability to use Messenger without a Facebook account by simply using a name and phone number.
- Google Hangouts: Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes instant messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. It replaces three messaging products that Google had implemented concurrently within its services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger (formerly: Huddle), and Hangouts, a video chat system present within Google+. Google has also stated that Hangouts is designed to be “the future” of its telephony product, Google Voice, and integrated some of the capabilities of Google Voice into Hangouts. In current versions of Android, Hangouts is the default application for text messaging.
- Google Chrome: Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the Web Kit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its IOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the Web Kit fork Blink. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008 and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. As of January 2015, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 51% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It is also the most popular browser for smartphones. Its success has led to Google expanding the ‘Chrome’ brand name on various other products such as the Chrome cast.