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Top iOS apps: ‘Fortnite’, ‘AliExpress Shopping’, ‘Ragnarok M’

11:56 AM March 18, 2018

“Fortnite” promises the same console and computer features on mobile. Image: Epic Games via AFP Relaxnews

Multiplayer action game “Fortnite” dominates North America and Europe in our regular round-up of top free iOS apps from around the world, while Alibaba’s shopping app tops several charts in South East Asia, “PUBG” imitator “Knives Out” is back on top in Japan, and “Ragnarok Online Mobile” is king in its homeland of South Korea on March 16, 2018.

United States
Fortnite (Games)
The hit console and computer sensation debuts on iOS as part of an invite-only public test phase. Players fight to be the last person standing, building and knocking down makeshift forts, and all in the company of pals on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and PC should they so choose.

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United Kingdom
Fortnite (Games)

China
QQ炫舞 [en. QQ Dazzling Dance] (Games)
Tap different areas of the screen to make on-screen dancers complete complex choreographies. The most popular in-app purchase is for a $0.99 (about P51) pack of virtual currency.

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Germany
Fortnite (Games)

France
Fortnite (Games)

Netherlands
Fortnite (Games)

Canada
Fortnite (Games)

South Korea
라그나로크M : 영원한 사랑 [en. Ragnarok Online Mobile: Eternal Love] (Games)
The latest mobile adaptation of iconic massively multiplayer online game “Ragnarok Online”, which has just opened up a Korean server and accompanying localization.

Japan
Knives Out (Games)
A very unofficial mobile spin on PC gaming craze “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”, the forerunner of “Fortnite: Battle Royale”. Publisher NetEase also distributes the similar “Rules of Survival”. Its most popular in-app purchase is for $0.99 (about P51) of expendable tickets.

Singapore
AliExpress Shopping App (Shopping)
The enormous Alibaba Group’s mobile catalog and purchasing app, which implemented automatic currency and language selection among improvements contained within a March 9 update.

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Malaysia
AliExpress Shopping App (Shopping)

India
WhatsApp Messenger (Social Networking)
Facebook-owned messaging suite which offers integration with contacts lists as well as Facebook profiles. Free voice, text, image and video messaging over 3G or Wi-Fi as long as the connection is prepaid.

South Africa
Spotify Music (Music)
Music streaming service, free with adverts or as a premium subscription without.

Store rankings courtesy of App Annie. JB

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