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How much Corona has changed our everyday life is also shown in the App Store Charts now published by Apple: The Corona warning app dominated on the iPhone in 2020, and the video conference app Zoom on the iPad.

Neither Whatsapp nor Tiktok were able to reach the top of the app store’s download charts in the 2020 pandemic year. Instead, the iPhone app most frequently installed by Germans this year was the Robert Koch Institute’s corona warning app. Only then do the usual suspects follow with Whatsapp, Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube.

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Most downloaded iPhone apps of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Corona warning app Robert Koch Institute free
2 WhatsApp Messenger WhatsApp Inc. free
3 TikTok TikTok Pte. Ltd. free
4th Instagram Instagram, Inc. free
5 YouTube Google LLC free
6 Google Maps – Transit & Essen Google LLC free
7th ZOOM cloud meetings zoom free
8th Spotify – music and playlists Spotify Ltd. free
9 eBay classifieds Marktplaats BV free
10 Snapchat Snap, Inc. free

While the Corona warning app topped the download charts on the iPhone, the iPad app downloaded most frequently in Germany in 2020 was the video conference solution Zoom. The app experienced a massive increase in users in the pandemic year. The streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have to settle for second and third place. The Netflix competitor Disney Plus, which started this year, reached number 5 in the iPad charts. On the other hand, it was only number 17 on the iPhone.

Most downloaded iPad apps of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 ZOOM cloud meetings zoom free
2 Amazon Prime Video AMZN Mobile LLC free
3 Netflix Netflix, Inc. free
4th Skype for the iPad Skype Communications Sarl free
5 Disney + Disney free
6 YouTube Google LLC free
7th Microsoft Word Microsoft Corporation free
8th Messaging for WhatsApp – iPad Burak Acemoglu free
9 Microsoft Teams Microsoft Corporation free
10 Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Corporation free

These were the most successful paid apps for iPhone and iPad in 2020

According to Apple, the iPhone app of the year most frequently purchased in Germany was Blitzer.de Pro. The encrypted messenger Threema follows in second place. The Thermomix recipe app Food with Love comes in third place.

The Most Purchased iPhone Apps of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Blitzer.de PRO Eager media 0.49
2 Threema. Secure messenger Threema GmbH 3.99
3 food with love Food with love 3.99
4th AutoSleep sleep tracker Tantsissa 4.49
5 WatchChat 2: for WhatsApp Alexander Nowak 3.49
6 Oh dear, I’m growing! Domus Technica 4.49
7th TouchRetouch ADVA Soft GmbH 2.29
8th Forest – stay focused SEEKRTECH CO., LTD. 2.29
9 WeatherPro MeteoGroup Germany GmbH 0.99
10 TeamSpeak 3 TeamSpeak Systems Inc 1.09

On the iPad side, the note app Goodnotes 5 beats the competition and is number 1 of the most frequently purchased apps for the Apple tablet. 3rd place goes to the graphics program Procreate.

The Most Purchased iPad Apps of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 GoodNotes 5 Time Base Technology Limited 8.99
2 Procreate Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 10.99
3 Notability Ginger Labs 9.99
4th Affinity Photo Serif Labs 14.99
5 Duet display Duet, Inc. 10.99
6 Affinity Designer Serif Labs 14.99
7th WeatherPro for iPad MeteoGroup Germany GmbH 0.99
8th MyScript Calculator MyScript 3.49
9 Scanner Pro from Readdle Readdle Inc. 4.49
10 LumaFusion Luma Touch LLC 21.99

App Store 2020: These were the most popular games for iPhone and iPad

The Game Among Us was clearly the surprise hit of the year. Actually, the game was released in 2018, only in this year did the game become more popular thanks to some Twitch streamers. As a result, not only were countless memes created, Among Us also reached the top position in the game download charts for iPhone and iPad.

Most downloaded iPhone games of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Among Us! InnerSloth LLC free
2 Brain out EYEWIND LIMITED free
3 Mario Kart Tour Nintendo Co., Ltd. free
4th Subway surfers Sybo Games ApS free
5 Woodturning 3D voodoo free
6 Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game Amanotes Pte. Ltd. free
7th Brain test: tricky puzzles Unico Studio LLC free
8th Call of Duty®: Mobile Activision Publishing, Inc. free
9 Fishdom Playrix free
10 Homescapes Playrix free

An older game was also able to take the lead in 2020 among paid games. In keeping with the real pandemic, a particularly large number of players apparently wanted to play the plague simulation Plague Inc., originally published in 2012.

The most frequently purchased iPhone games of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Plague Inc. Ndemic Creations 0.99
2 Minecraft Mojang 7.99
3 monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 4.49
4th Bloons TD 6 Ninja kiwi 5.49
5 Football Manager 2020 Mobile SEGA 9.99
6 Farming Simulator 20 GIANTS Software GmbH 6.99
7th Rebel Inc. Ndemic Creations 2.29
8th Pou Paul Salameh 2.29
9 Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB 2.29
10 Doodle Jump Lima Sky 0.49

After Among Us, the Nintendo racing game Mario Kart Tour was the most downloaded by local iPad owners last year. The real-time strategy game Brawl Stars follows in third place.

Most downloaded iPad games of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Among Us! InnerSloth LLC free
2 Mario Kart Tour Nintendo Co., Ltd. free
3 Brawl Stars Supercell free
4th Fishdom Playrix free
5 Roblox Roblox Corporation free
6 Brain out EYEWIND LIMITED free
7th Homescapes Playrix free
8th Gardenscapes Playrix free
9 Subway surfers Sybo Games ApS free
10 Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game Amanotes Pte. Ltd. free

Plague Inc. made it into third place among the most frequently purchased iPad games this year, but it wasn’t quite as popular as it was on the iPhone. Instead, the top spot goes to Minecraft. The second most common way to spend money on Monopoly was iPad gamers.

The most frequently purchased iPad games of 2020

space App name developer price in euro
1 Minecraft Mojang 7.99
2 monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 4.49
3 Plague Inc. Ndemic Creations 0.99
4th Bloons TD 6 Ninja kiwi 5.49
5 The House of Da Vinci Blue Brain Games 5.49
6 Farming Simulator 20 GIANTS Software GmbH 6.99
7th The House of Da Vinci Blue Brain Games 5.49
8th Stardew Valley Chucklefish Limited 7.99
9 Tropico Feral Interactive Ltd 12.99
10 The room Fireproof Games 1.09

These games convinced the subscribers of Apple Arcade

The Apple Arcade gaming subscription will also be available in Germany at the end of 2019. For 4.99 euros, subscribers get access to over 100 games via the service, which they can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. The most popular game from the arcade fundus in 2020 was the action role-playing game Oceanhorn 2, initially offered exclusively via the platform.

Most popular games on Apple Arcade

space App name developer space
1 Oceanhorn 2 Cornfox & Brothers Ltd. 1
2 Sonic Racing SEGA 2
3 Skate City Snowman 3
4th Burger hunt Nickelodeon 4th
5 Hot lava Klei 5
6 Outlanders Pomelo Games 6
7th Rayman Mini Ubisoft 7th
8th PAC-MAN Party Royale BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. 8th
9 Mini Motorways Dinosaur Polo Club 9
10 Sneaky Sasquatch RAC7 Games 10

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