The Apptopia website recently published its 2021 report card on mobile applications. Its focus on tools dedicated to travel tells us that Google Maps would have been the most downloaded mobile solution last year worldwide. The navigation tool would total 106 million downloads, against 94 million for Uber, on the second step of the podium. The VTC platform had dominated the previous edition of the Apptopia ranking. But its number of downloads has slightly decreased – it was 95 million in 2020 – while Google Maps made a leap forward: 18 million downloads…

The Apptopia site recently published its 2021 balance sheet for mobile applications. Its focus on tools dedicated to travel tells us that Google Maps would have been the most downloaded mobile solution last year worldwide. The navigation tool would total 106 million downloads, against 94 million for Uber, on the second step of the podium. The VTC platform had dominated the previous edition of the Apptopia ranking. But its number of downloads has slightly decreased – it was 95 million in 2020 – while Google Maps made a leap forward: 18 million additional downloads in the last twelve months. Booking completes the podium of a list largely dominated by VTC applications.

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addition to Uber, Didi, Bolt and Grab are also in the top 10.

ApptopiaTop 10 most downloaded travel apps in 2021 (Source: Apptopia)

Note that the ranking is significantly different in the US market. American travelers have chosen Uber, Lyft and the airline and hotel booking tool Hopper, while in terms of accommodation Airbnb (4th) has once again ranked ahead of Booking (5th). Two airlines also made it into Apptopia’s US top 10.

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ApptopiaApptopia’s figures for the US market show markedly different trends in travel apps.

In the business apps category, Apptopia confirms the rise of Zoom, which dominates both the US and global rankings. Overall, the video-conferencing tool is ahead of Google Meet and WhatsApp Business. Microsoft’s mobile solution Teams ranks 4th, with Webex Meetings coming in 9th.