The Business Insider website published the Nielsen list (yes T.V.-watcher Nielsen) of most popular apps of 2014 (http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-popular-apps-of-2014-according-to-nielsen-2014-12). Among top contenders were iTunes Radio/iCloud, Instagram (of course), Google Maps, Google Play and Google Search. But this ten (and ten toppers that rated on others lists across the web) are the big boys, the “fashionable” apps we would all expect to see topping any list as they are supported by very powerful parent companies that have been in the game a while. The question is: is their room for other and often times more innovative mobile applications? Are there apps presently growing a huge consistent following, without the benefit of the Facebook or Apple name behind them? If we have learned anything in this age of the net, there is plenty of space across cyber-space for new approaches, consistent innovations and a real need for people to search for ever more apps in a seemingly rapid daily desire for more and ever better.
What grows into fashion as a popular app changes all the time. What adults come to use especially in their personal interactions across their portable digital devices-not just when they might be looking for a pizzeria or needing a map-needs to be powerful indeed. And when chat, search, event coordination and profiles are wanted all in one application then the field narrows greatly for apps that can deliver all of what the user wants.
Certainly a Facebook delivers, it’s proven to be a truly fashionable website and app in all possible ways but again, it is one of the known players in the game, so much so it is ubiquitous. .In many cases a dating site might boast an app-like the population specific ChristinaDatingForFree http://www.christiandatingforfree.com/ app-born from its popular site. In other cases a mobile messenger app is created specifically for adults looking to log-on chat, interact and search off their mobile device, as is the case with Whirplr.
What of all these many apps will favor you better? Which might fall out of fashion with you personally or with the populace in general as more apps offer more? Who can say? For the time being we all just need to keep downloading.