The Popular Mobile Applications in Malaysia

Growth of Mobile Application Industry Worldwide

Mobile applications have been a part of smartphones for over a decade. Mobile App Market is the fastest growing segment in the mobile industry. The app industry has seen an immense growth in the past ten years and even has no end in sight. Following figures itself says how big is this industry:

In the year 2012, mobile app’s financial state was around $53B and it grew up to $63.7B by the year 2016.

Various researcher even predict that mobile app economy will touch $188.9B worldwide by the year 2020.

In April 2017, 50.5 percent of Malaysia’s total digital population of 18.8 million unique visitors/viewers accessed the Internet from both desktop and mobile platforms. 30.8 percent of the 13.7 million mobile users accessed exclusively via smartphones and tablets, making 22.5 percent of the total digital population ‘mobile only’.

 

Popular Mobile Applications in Malaysia

In 2018, the top four mobile apps reached more than half of the total mobile app audience of 13.8 million unique visitors in Malaysia. WhatsApp Messenger ranked #1 with 9.8 million unique visitors, reaching 70.6 percent of the total mobile app population. Google Play followed closely with 9.7 million users and YouTube came in third with 8.3 million visitors. WhatsApp Messenger and Facebook accounted for the most total minutes within the top 10 apps, and represent nearly one-third of Malaysia’s total mobile minutes.

There are literally thousands of apps available for download across through a select handful are essential for those who call Malaysia home. Here are the top mobile applications that you might have it in your phone:

 

The Popular Mobile Applications in Malaysia

Source: comScore Mobile Metrix

Rank

App

Description

Total Mobile

Total Unique Visitors (000)

% Reach

1

WhatsApp Messenger

This is the top mobile app in many countries and Malaysia recorded the largest users which was reported at 51%.

9,753

70.6

2

Google Play

Google Play has everything we need.

9,654

69.9

3

YouTube

Users spend hours on YouTube and the mobile apps just gives them more options on this video-sharing platform.

8,251

59.7

4

Facebook

This refers to the social media application used in mobile and smartphones.

7,744

56.1

5

mCent

mCent is an app that lets you earn money by doing something as simple as downloading apps and testing them. As soon as you open one of these apps for the first time, you receive a small amount of money, and if you keep it for a week, you receive a little more.

6,779

49.1

6

Facebook Messenger

The messenger app by Facebook is always in this list which has been garnering a lot of popularity in recent years.

5,870

42.5

7

WeChat

Used by most smartphone users with WhatsApp. Mostly popular among the students and young adults

5,222

37.8

8

Gmail

Gmail is an easy to use email app that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. Get your messages instantly via push notifications, read and respond online & offline, and find any message quickly. It is always a good choice for working adults.

4,920

35.6

9

Instagram

A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family.

4,584

33.2