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Snapchat, Vine among top smartphone apps of 2013

Published on Jan 1, 2014 6:28 AM
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Snapchat, Vine, and Candy Crush Saga (above) earned coveted spots on smartphones this year, making them among the most downloaded apps of the year. -- NP FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN ROBERTS

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Snapchat, Vine, and Candy Crush Saga earned coveted spots on smartphones this year, making them among the most downloaded apps of the year.

There are more than a million apps on Apple Inc's App Store and Google Inc's Play store, the two dominant marketplaces for apps, which see billions of downloads each year.

This year, the most downloaded apps were new takes on communication, gaming, and entertainment, according to mobile app experts.

"2013 was a really interesting year in terms of maturation, milestones and new trends," said Mr  Craig Palli, chief strategy officer at Fiksu, a mobile marketing company based in Boston.

 
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