Top Apps in India 2022

India is one country that records a high number of Apps installed and used every month. On average, Indians spend close to 5 hours on their phones each day. People are spending more time on the internet. They are finding comfort in using Apps to communicate, shop, do business and have fun. This article will look at the top 5 apps in various categories of the most used apps in India. These will not be limited to Apps developed in India but will include those from all around the world. Hopefully, this will help find you an App that will help you find a place you can visit, play your favourite games and read the news.

Indian Application Developers

Google Play store has an enormous number of applications from publishers worldwide. 3% of the app developers on Google Play are from India. The number of apps on Google Play by these Indian publishers is over 150,000. Some of these apps are used on a global scale, and some are most popular within India. Nevertheless, India has a huge population; therefore, an application popular in India can statistically make a difference globally. Some of the most downloaded apps by Indian developers on Google Play include Meesho, Flipkart, PhonePe, Truecaller, MyJio, Chingari, Hotstar, Paytm and Josh. These make up 5% of all the apps on Google Play.  

Top 10 Application Developers

Indian app developers mostly publish their apps on Android. However, 10% of the publishers ensure that they publish their apps on both Android and iOS. Below is a table with the top ten app developers, the number of apps they have produced and the number of times downloaded.


App Developer: Number of Applications: Downloads:
  1. Smart Media4U Technology Pte. Ltd.
They own three applications: SHAREit, SHAREit Lite and LIKEit. Their apps have been downloaded more than 1,85 billion times.
  1. Samsung R&D Institute India Noida
Owns nine apps including Ultra Data Saving, USB Backup, S Secure, Storage Saver and more. They have more than 1,80 billion downloads.
  1. Jio platforms Limited
Owns 39 apps i.e MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, JioSaavn, JioChat, JioMeet, etc. They have more than 1,15 billion downloads.
  1. Truecaller
They have two applications including Truecaller. Over 882 million downloads.
  1. Airtel
Their 15 apps include Airtel Thanks – Recharge, Bill Pay, Bank and Live TV. Plus 630 million downloads.
  1. ShareChat (Mohalla Tech)
Has four applications including Moj, ShareChat – Make Friends and WhatsApp Status & Videos. More than 588 million downloads.
  1. Novi Digital (owned by Star India)
Owns five applications: Three Hotstar apps and two Disney + Hotstar applications. Plus 585 million downloads.
  1. Flipkart
Has four apps including the popular Flipkart Online Shopping App and Flipkart Seller Hub. The four applications together have over 432 million downloads.
  1. Paytm – One97 Communications Ltd.
Has developed eight different applications such as Paytm, Money Transfer & Mobile Recharge, Paytm Mall: Online Shopping App, and Paytm Mall Store Manager. Together they have over 413 million views.
  1. PhonePe
Owns two applications: PhonePe for payments and PhonePe for business. They have plus 368 million downloads.


The Most Used Applications in India

We have looked through some of the apps that people have been installing and using lately. Most of the top ten applications, ranked by downloads, cover music and social applications. Though that may be so, we know very well that people have been up to more than just listening to music and updating social media statuses. What about those Zoom business meetings and getting your grocery delivered because you bought it online? That is why we have decided to subdivide these apps into different categories and give you the top 5 in each.

Top 5 Gaming Apps

The number of games downloaded on mobile phones in India has grown to 9.33 billion. Games available for mobile phones even extend to betting casino apps such as 10CRIC`s betting sports app. Many games are downloaded daily, but people seem to be more entertained by these five games:

  1. Roblox
  2. Genshin Impact
  3. Top war: Battling Games
  4. Evony
  5. Match Masters

Top 5 Social Apps 

TikTok has been doing the rounds and eventually being listed as the number one most used application globally. Facebook and Instagram are the more popular social apps in India. When it comes to social apps, however, unlike countries like the UK and the US, Indians did not show much interest in dating applications. Here are the top five social applications:

  1. Instagram
  2. Chingari
  3. Facebook
  4. Josh
  5. ShareChat 

Top 5 News Apps

Research shows that Indian publishers develop about 85% of India’s most installed news applications. People want to be updated with what is happening within India and globally. To be updated, here are some news apps that people trust:

  1. Daily Hunt
  2. Dainik Bhaskar
  3. Aaj Tak Live
  4. Koo
  5. Mint

Top 5 Travel Apps

Travelling has not been easy lately, but applications have been developed to make it easier. Some enable passengers to buy tickets without leaving the house while some track the time in which public transports reach each stop.

  1. Where is my Train
  2. Train Status Ticket Booking
  3. IRCTC Rail Connect
  4. ConfirmTkt
  5. Google Earth

Top 5 Shopping Apps

It is nice to chill at home, select a few things you would like to buy, and have them delivered to your doorstep. This is especially great when peak time and the malls are all packed and busy. Here are the top applications Indians trust for shopping:

  1. Meesho
  2. Flipkart Online Shopping
  3. Shopsy Shopping App
  4. Amazon India
  5. JioMart Online Shopping

Top 5 Lifestyle Apps

Staying at home can be extra fun when you have something to keep busy with. There are applications available for home fitness or as a guide to some of your hobbies.

  1. ECO Mitrain
  2. Pinterest
  3. Magicpin: shop at local stores
  4. Trell – Lifestyle Videos & Shopping App
  5. Google Home

Top 5 Business Apps

Most businesses have adapted and taken advantage of the work from home option. This is specifically the case with companies that operate through digital platforms. Here are some applications in demand due to this:

  1. Google Meet
  2. Zoom Cloud Meetings
  3. Microsoft Teams
  4. Apna: Job Search India, Vacancy, Online Work
  5. PhonePe Business


The digital world has made things easier for people internationally. You can work from home, access the store through an application and buy train tickets without visiting the station. Indian developers have taken advantage of this new world by developing some of the most useful applications. Moreover, people in India have been using apps developed by international companies and have also been using Indian applications. This helps grow the Indian digital market and their economy. Today you can install apps such as JioMart, PhonePe, ShareChat and Flipkart, which are locally developed and available on Google Play by Indian publishers.


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