In Wiki4Android we did a research on the top 5 latest, fastest growing apps of the past month March – April 2010. Unsurprisingly, all of these applications are free.
Out of the 5 applications, 3 are games, with Paper Toss gaining the most downloads in the shortest period of time (about 23k downloads per day).
2 of the top 5 games are MMO (massively multiplayer online game). (Hint hint, game developers) World War is currently the second fastest growing application in terms of rate of downloads.
Below are the top 6 fastest growing application in the Android Market, ranked by users rate of download.
Paper Toss (Action Game, 23k downloads/day)
The most popular game of March – April is the simple yet addictive Paper Toss by Backflip studios. This game is great because it’s so simple that even kids know how to play. Easy touch controls, great sound effects, and nice graphics are the features of this game. Originally a game developed for iPhone.
World War (MMO RPG, 20k downloads/day)
World War (by Storm8) was on iPhone for quite some time, and now that it comes to Android, it became an instant hit due to the already huge number of players / fans. This game has pretty sophisticated game play. It has multiple upgrades and unlocks based on your level. Apart from that, there is a social element that lets you form alliances with players from all over the world.
Opera Mini 5 (Utility – browser, 17k downloads/day)
This is a really fast browser. The main features that are advertised by Opera are tabbed browsing, the speed dial feature, password management system etc. Pages also display faster with Opera because of its powerful server side compression.
Engadget (Utility – news, 10k downloads/day)
Many of us Android users are also tech-savvy people. Engadget app by AOL Inc. keeps you up to date with the latest development in electronics, gadgets, and Android news. If you don’t like reading (like me), you might still be interested in watching “the Engadget Show” available for streaming online if you download this application.
Pocket Empires (MMO strategy, 3k downloads/day)
This game reminds us of Travian. You build your city, perform researches, harvest resources and train army. There are tons of upgrades, items, and different kinds of enemies that makes this game worth playing for a long time without ever getting bored. Other than that, this game has nice graphics and features a global top 100 player board.