Utility apps a big presence on Samsungs popular apps list

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 30 2010, 19:34pm hrs
An application that turns the Samsung Wave (S8500) into a flashlight tops Samsung Apps list of most popular downloaded Apps from June 1 to mid-July.

Utility and entertainment apps dominated the list released today by Samsung Apps, the application hub for leading mobile phone provider Samsung Electronics Magic Torch, a unique app which transforms your phone into a flashlight with four different screens standard light bulb, ecological light bulb, neon light bulb, and white screen topped the chart as the most-downloaded application across the globe.

Another utility app, MyMirror, which turns the phone into a mirror using the camera device, featured on the list, while entertainment programs filled out the rest of the field. The most popular apps for the Wave were: Need For SpeedTM Shift (games), Illusions (entertainment), SouthAfrica2010 (entertainment), BatteryLife (productivity), Basketball (entertainment), Shot Gun (entertainment) and Exciting Freekick (games).

Response to Samsung Apps has been tremendous in our target markets, and a lot of it is because of the popularity of utility and entertainment apps, said Kanghyun Kwon,Vice President, Media Solutions Center, Samsung Electronics. The days of using a phone just for talking are long gone functionality is key now. With Samsung Apps, we aim to fill the need for functionality and practical apps for all of our existing Samsung customers, as well as attract new customers by adding more unique applications. Were excited with what the future holds for Samsung Apps.

While a utility app held the top spot, entertainment apps were a heavy presence throughout the list. The third-most downloaded program, Illusions, offers visually stimulating puzzles and screenshots. SouthAfrica2010 gained popularity during the recent football tournament. Free-throw practice app Basketball and arcade-style shooting program too ranked high on popularity with consumers.