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10 Most Downloaded Apps in Egypt

Are Egyptians seeking entertainment or news on their Smartphones? Check out the 10 most downloaded applications on iPhones in Egypt.
Gehad Hussein | 22.11.2011
Applications are downloaded everyday onto iPhones, Blackberries, Androids etc. But which applications are most popular?

AppComments gives an account of the top downloaded applications on iPhones in Egypt. The top 10 were:

1. WhatsApp Messenger: WhatsApp messenger is a smartphone to smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia phones only. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages at no cost.

2. Angry Birds: Being the #1 paid iPhone game in many countries, Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 288 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

3. Talking Harry the Hedgehog: Also a game, Talking Harry is a very tired and bored hedgehog but if you give him an energy drink he becomes either a karate master or a sci-fi bullet dodger. Harry repeats everything you say. Normally he speaks with a very bored voice but when in karate mode he speaks very quickly and when in bullet dodge mode he speaks with an echo.

4. Radio Egypt – Alarm Clock and Recording: With an alarm clock, sleep timer, and graphic equalizer, this application is the door to the radio world in Egypt. This application even gives the listener song information and YouTube clips (when available).

5. Islamic Cards: An application that offers over 160 uniquely designed cards for Islamic festivities and occasions and lets you send them to your friends.

6. Quran: An application that lets you listen to the complete Holy Quran with the voice of AbdulRahman AlSudaes.

7. Bluetooth App Factory: “Bluetooth App Factory” is a collection of ultimate BT utility applications. This app contains: Walkie-talkie, File Share, Contacts Transfer, Bluetooth Chat, Image Share.

8. Pinball HD: Apple Design Award 2010 winner Pinball HD is a game that was only seen in casinos or Windows XP before. Now, it is downloadable on iPhones, with different themes and multiplayer-options.

9. AppBox Pro – A Swiss Army Knife for your digital life: A useful tool-kit for your iPhone with various features, such as event diary, flashlight, mirror, secure wallet, customizable alarm clock, ruler, translator, unit converter etc.

10. Sketch Me!: Sketch Me! is a simple, fun app that lets you convert your images and photos into sketches by applying a special image effect.

So in brief, Egyptian iPhone-users are focused on entertainment and religious apps, whereas when you look at the list of the United States of America, the eight most downloaded apps are games.