Over the past decades, the use of smartphones continued to be on the rise along with the popularity of the Internet. When they were once used solely for communication via calls or messaging, the use of these devices today has been on the rise as it continues to develop into a much more useful device for our everyday lives.
However, what made us use these devices today is not so that we can call or text, well at least not only anymore, but rather because of what you can put in it. We aren’t specifically talking about pictures, videos, or music—- what we are after are the apps that you can download with it and use in everyday life.
The importance of mobile phones goes far beyond just a communication device. With the availability of mobile apps, the use of mobile devices has already changed the way humans and experience such technologies.
Mobile Apps in the Philippines account for less than 1%, about more than 4,491 apps from Filipino publishers out of 2,987,664 apps on Google Play. Most of these apps are from various entertainment, telecommunication, courier services, money transfer, and payment services, and more. Some of the well-known apps from Filipino publishers are iWantTFC, PayMaya, Mr. Speedy, GlobeOne, SSS Mobile, Globe Rewards, My Home Credit, and many more.
With about 75.66 million smartphone users in the Philippines in 2020, the majority if not all use various mobile apps whenever they use their phones. Here is a ranking list according to the latest update by 42 Matters of the top rank mobile apps in the Philippines. Check them out below.
With online classes as the only option to continue the academic year amid the pandemic, educational apps have been such a trendy download for mobile apps users, particularly students. Brainly is a useful app that can help you out with homework. You can post questions on Brainly and get help from other students.
CapCut is an easy to use free all-in-one video editing app that helps you create wonderful videos from your phone. It houses a wide selection of filters, effects, stickers, and fonts. It also has a massive music library for your background music and exclusive TikTok songs.
TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, is one of the most popular free social media app today with over 100,000,000 downloads from Google Play. This social media app lets you watch, create, and share creative videos often to a soundtrack of a variety of music hits right from your phone.
With people getting into online shopping especially due to an ongoing pandemic, online shopping apps have been very big as a way of purchasing goods from the comfort of your home. Shopee is the leading online shopping app in Southeast Asia and Taiwan offering users the convenience to shop anytime and anywhere. This app provides an easy and secure online shopping experience to buyers and sellers with complete payment and logistical support.
Also known as Facebook Messenger, it is a free mobile messaging app that allows you to send messages, photos, videos, and audio recordings to share and communicate with friends on Facebook and other users instantly.
GCash is a mobile wallet app that connects to your mobile number and allows you to pay bills, send money, buy load, and more using your mobile phone. This mobile payment innovation has revolutionized the way people make transactions with just a few taps.
7. Facebook Lite
Facebook Lite is the stripped-down version of Facebook designed to work on low-speed internet connections and low spec phones. It uses less mobile data and takes up less space on your mobile device.
8. Google Meet
Google Meet is a video conferencing software that allows people to securely create secure and high-quality video meetings online. Real meeting in real-time, you can use your browser, share your video, desktop, and share presentations with your clients and friends.
Facebook Mobile is an app created to allow users to access Facebook from their mobile devices. Through the mobile app, you can stay connected with your friends, engage in digital marketing, and update your status on Facebook social media account anytime and anywhere.
Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that can be used to do Livestream activities such as conferences, webinars, online classes, live chats, screen-sharing, and more. This app is also one of the most used videos conferencing app in online classes today since the pandemic.
Imagine having to do things like buying goods on the go, paying bills, or sending money without having to visit the bank anytime and everywhere through a handheld device. With just a few taps on the apps, you can now do so many tasks that you can only do on foot before. That’s how much convenient it is now with the use of mobile apps.