Pokémon GO surpasses Pandora and Twitter
July 14, 2016
On Monday, 5.9 percent of all U.S. Android owners used the Pokémon GO app, according to data crunched by SimilarWeb. As a comparison, Pandora was used by 5.7 percent of Android users that day.
The gaming app also beat out a number of other mobile favorites, including Twitter (4.1 percent), Netflix (3.6 percent) and Spotify (3.1 percent).
It’s also approaching mobile’s other hot property, Snapchat, which was used by 6.3 percent of Android owners that day.
It still has a bit of work to do to catch Facebook Messenger, the No. 1 app on Android that day with 22.1 percent use. Instagram (13.1 percent), WhatsApp (10.0 percent), Snapchat and Pokémon GO rounded out the top five.
Pokémon GO already tops all mobile games
Less than a week after its release, the game was installed on 10.8 percent of Android devices. That’s already ahead of popular games Candy Crush Saga (8.7 percent) and Clash of Clans (5.2 percent).
The game has been a boon for Niantic, the app’s developer. On Monday its website had 1.17 million visits on desktop and mobile, a one-day high for the site. In fact, that was more visits than the 1.08 million the site had in all of June.
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