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Top iOS apps: ‘Rise Up’, ‘Fortnite’, ‘Impossible Bottle Flip’, ‘Hotstar’

/ 06:34 PM April 15, 2018

Image: tastypill via AFP Relaxnews

The Hotstar TV streaming app is boosted by the launch of the 2018 Indian Premier League cricket season, and games “Rise Up”, “Fortnite” and “Impossible Bottle Flip” enjoy continued popularity, among top free iPhone apps as of April 13, 2018.

United States
Rise Up (Games)
Shepherd a balloon from obstacles on its upward flight.

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United Kingdom
Impossible Bottle Flip (Games)
Something of an endless runner split into level-based chunks, requiring players to navigate a flipping water bottle through a selection of unstable courses.

China
第五人格 [~en. Identity 5] (Games)
A 1v4 mystery-solving game with a Victorian aesthetic, in which one player is the detective and confronts a suspect with fearsome consequences.

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Germany
WhatsApp Messenger (Social Networking)
Facebook-owned messaging suite which integrates with contacts lists and Facebook profiles. Voice, text, image and video messaging over 3G or WiFi. Secure messaging app Threema is Germany’s No.2 paid app.

France
Fortnite (Games)
The hit console and computer sensation on iOS. 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. The top in-app purchase is for $9.99 (nearly P520) of virtual currency.

Netherlands
Rise Up (Games)

Canada
Sweatcoin (Health and Fitness)
Stepcounter that incentivizes light exercise by offering virtual currency (Sweatcoins) that can be used to buy selected goods, services and experiences or given (or swapped) with friends.

Australia
Fortnite (Games)

South Korea
얼굴 분석 – Face Analysis (Entertainment)
Presented as a mood and age analysis tool based on Microsoft technology.

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 (over P51) of expendable tickets.

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Singapore
Ryde (Lifestyle)
Carpooling and taxi hire app intended for use in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia.

Malaysia
MySPR Semak (Reference)
Electoral registration app, including candidate directory and eventual election results.

India
Hotstar (Entertainment)
Live streaming app from media company Star India. The Indian Premier League started on April 7, with cricket matches continuing until May 27, and IPL matches are available to watch live. Hotstar All Sports membership is a $3.99 (P207) in-app purchase.

South Africa
WhatsApp (Social Networking)

Store rankings courtesy of App Annie. JB

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