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Apple reveals the top apps, games, music and movies on its Indian Store in 2014

Apple has announced its yearly iTunes Store awards for 2014, reflecting upon the apps, games, movies, books, and podcasts that it finds most “exhilarating, innovative, and surprising”. In addition

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Apple has announced its yearly iTunes Store awards for 2014, reflecting upon the apps, games, movies, books, and podcasts that it finds most “exhilarating, innovative, and surprising”. In addition, the company has also highlighted the apps which were downloaded the most this year.Among Indian users, the best iPhone and iPad app this year was Replay Video Editor. Popular title Threes! took the baton for the best iPhone and iPad game of the year. Interestingly, in the global listing of the iTunes Store awards, the company rooted the most for Elevate – Brain Training. Among Indians, Elevate – Brain Training was the runner-up among apps. Leo’s Fortune was the runner up for best iPad and iPhone game of the year. The apps that were very popular among Indian users include Passcode for WhatsApp, Mobile Number Locator, Password App box “Privacy 100%”, iTheme, and Laser Tape. The free apps that users downloaded the most in 2014 were WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Candy Crush, Truecaller, Google Maps, Flipkart-Online, and YouTube among others.

Music

In the Music section, the company found Sam Smith’s In the Lonely HourHaiderKhoobsurat, and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) among its top favorites. Users also liked Ek VillainBang BangKill DillTandanuBangalore Days5 Seconds of Summer, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Among the songs that sold the most include Baby DollGalliyanSamjhawanSunny DaysLondon ThumakdaHappy, and Tu Meriamong others. Top selling albums included IAashique 2Ghost StoriesHighwayEk VillainQueen, and 2 States among others.

Movies

The best movies for 2014 according to Apple are QueenAnkhon DekhiEdge of Tomorrow, and The Lego Movie. The movies that Indians purchased the most this year were The Monuments Men300: Rise of an EmpireGodzilla (2014)The Secret Life of Walter MittyThe Longest WeekRagini MMS 2, and Youngistan among others.

Podcasts

Apple found BBC’s Global News, TechStuff, Stuff You Should Know, BBC’s Documentaries, The English We Speak, Ted Talks, The Economist, London Business School podcasts, English as a Second Language, and Hindi as its favorite podcasts. The best emerging new podcasts were The Art of Thinking SMART Podcast, Hello Spoken English, Hello Internet, Wild Oceans, 500 Startups Podcast, NPR: TED Radio Hour Podcast.

Among the recent debutants 1MinuteTips.com, How to Start A Startup, Serial are gaining good traction, while Hardwell on Air Official Podcast, Radio Mirchi, Tiesto’s Club Life Podcast, A State of Trance Official Podcast, Above & Beyond: Group Therapy were among the most downloaded podcasts this year.

  • Published Date: December 8, 2014 7:04 PM IST