There’s a a Dickensian ‘it is the very best of occasions, it is the worst of occasions’ to the quick video sharing platform TikTok.
It’s the most downloaded non-gaming app in August 2020, with the app persevering with to achieve momentum in additional areas.
In the meantime, TikTok’s guardian firm ByteDance remains to be in talks with the US authorities in an try to achieve a deal that can enable the app to proceed working within the US.
ByteDance remains to be hoping to carry a small stake within the US operations.
TikTok was, in fact, banned in India as the federal government was fearful over the protection of the data and privacy of Indian users.
TikTok tops the charts
Amidst all these brouhaha, and the overall unhealthy press that TikTok has been getting throughout nations, it has additionally emerged as essentially the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for August 2020 with greater than 63.three million installs. It is a 1.6% enhance from August 2019.
The nations with essentially the most installs of the app throughout this era had been Indonesia at 11% of its whole downloads and Brazil at 9%.
“Our estimates embody downloads for the App Retailer and Google Play worldwide between August 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report distinctive installs solely. Android estimates don’t embody third-party shops,” the analytics agency Sensor Tower that collated the numbers mentioned.
That TikTok has performed nicely regardless of the ban in India and uncertainty within the US, reveals that the app is gaining recognition in different areas.
If it manages to remain within the US, TikTok might quickly attain the coveted billion downloads mark.
ZOOM installs highest in India
In the meantime, video-conferencing platform Zoom was the second most put in non-gaming app with greater than 52.2 million installs, 22.2 occasions its downloads from August 2019. The nations with the biggest variety of Zoom installs had been India at 25 p.c, adopted by the US at 19.5 p.c. Fb, Instagram, and WhatsApp rounded out the highest 5 most put in non-gaming apps worldwide for the month.
By way of: Sensor Tower