Hike entered the list top 10 popular apps among Indians
India’s population supports its home producers. The Hike messaging app has been put on the list of India’s top ten apps.
Quettra – a company that analyses the tastes and preferences of over 10 M Indian users – published a report the other day. The India Insights, June 2015 report shows that Hike has been part of India’s top ten apps list twice: it was first nominated for the largest number of downloads and afterwards for the largest number of monthly active users.
Is Hike planning to beat WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger?
The data provided in the report along with the print screens is published on the company’s official blog. According to this data, Hike is on the 9th place for the number of downloads and on the 8th place for the number of monthly active users.
The Hike team is happy about such statistics, although the print screens show that WhatsApp remains India’s most frequently downloaded and most frequently used app (not only messaging app). WhatsApp took the first place on both lists. It is closely followed by Facebook Messenger, which takes the 3d place for the number of downloads and 4th place for the number of monthly active users.
On the other hand, neither Facebook Messenger, nor WhatsApp were initially made in India. So the pride of the Hike team is quite understandable. The company is looking ahead with optimism. They say “we’ve only just begun”. It means that we can expect the app to hike further into the market and conquer it. Probably it will just take another Quettra report to show that Hike has climbed a couple of steps higher.
The list of India’s most loved apps includes three messaging apps. It means that the local population is still very much interested in messengers and the whole thing is going to stay like this much longer than anyone could expect.