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Top iPhone apps as of May 2017: ‘Injustice 2’, ‘B612’, ‘Hooked – Chat Stores’

/ 05:53 PM May 14, 2017
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Batman and friends take on Superman and his pals in “Injustice 2” on iPhone. Image: Warner Bros./Apple, Inc. via AFP Relaxnews

Glossy superhero fighting game “Injustice 2”, image, video and audio filter suite “B612” and user-generated text-format story collection “Hooked” feature in this survey of top iOS apps as of May 12, 2017.

United States
Injustice 2 (games)
A fighting game featuring some of DC Comics’ best known heroes and villains (Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn), and a number of lesser-known characters combine in a battle to save or control the world. The top-selling in-app purchase is for a $2.99 starter pack; prices range up to $99.99.

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United Kingdom
Injustice 2 (games)

Australia
Lottoland (entertainment)
Offering the opportunity to buy tickets to both Australian lotteries and those based in other countries.

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China
B612咔叽 – 全球自拍达人的新圣地 [en. B612 – Trendy Filters, Selfiegenic Camera] (photo and video)
Photo filter, video capture, and sticker suite filled with beauty effects, augmented reality overlays, staggered video chat.

Germany
WhatsApp Messenger (social networking)
Facebook-owned multimedia messaging and voice calling app that uses wifi or carrier data connection, leverages existing phone contacts lists, and provides support for group chats. Independent secure messaging suite Threema currently Germany’s number three paid app. Siri overdubbing added on April 21.

France
Hooked – Chat Stories (books)
Thriller stories formatted as chat conversations; users can write and upload their own narratives, solo or with a group of friends. Unlimited stories come by way of a subscription fee: $2.99 a week, $7.99 per month, or $39.99 on an annual basis.

Netherlands
Ziggo GO (entertainment)
Official app for Dutch cable television provider Ziggo, offering live broadcasts, a TV guide, movies and TV series on demand, and a TV remote.

Canada
Injustice 2 (games)

Japan
Kurashiru (food and drink)
Video recipe app attracting users with short videos, daily updates, favorites (for curating a recipe book.) $3.99 USD per month for Kurashiru Premium.

Singapore
oBike (travel)
Stationless bike-sharing service that uses location detection and QR or numeric codes to unlock each bicycle. 10-minute advanced booking feature, payments can be made via card, PayPal and other services.

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Malaysia
WhatsApp Messenger (social networking)

India
Amazon App (shopping)
Official mobile application inviting users to shop, scan barcodes and compare online, and read reviews, track orders, or play music, listen to eBooks and so on.

South Africa
Wish (shopping)
Online shopping app that advertises itself as a mall experience via mail order. Discounts, user reviews and photos, flash deals, wishlists, personalized feeds.

Store rankings courtesy of App Annie. JB

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