A new study from Mozillion has revealed the mobile phone apps which are the fastest growing in 2022 so far, as well as those which have decreased in popularity most since 2021. Researchers from the mobile phone marketplace analysed data for more than 500 of the most popular apps currently on the market, to reveal which have shot up (or down) in popularity with mobile phone users. The study also revealed the mobile gaming apps which have increased and decreased in popularity most over the past six months.
The top 20 fastest growing mobile games in 2022
Delivery game Deliver It 3D was the mobile game which has shot up the charts most, increasing by 997 positions in the App Store over the past six months. Hugely popular mobile games including Angry Bird, Football Manager, Wordle and HeadsUp! also featured in the top ten fastest growing mobile games in 2022 so far.
|Rank||Mobile Game||Increase in App Store Chart Position (Oct ’21 – Apr ’22)|
|1||Deliver It 3D||997|
|2||Rovio Classics: Angry Bird||996|
|3||Football Manager 2022 Mobile||994|
|4||Fill The Fridge||991|
|7||Football Manager 2021 Mobile||983|
|8||Tall Man Run||973|
|9||Total War: MEDIEVAL II||971|
|10||Poppy Playtime Chapter 1||959|
|11||Arcadia – Arcade Watch Games||958|
|12||Super Goal – Soccer Sticman||955|
|13||Coffee Inc 2||953|
|20||Slay the Spire||938|
The top 20 mobile games that have decreased in popularity most in 2022
Once-popular games Traffic Cop 3D and Paper Fold were found to be amongst the apps that have seen the biggest decreases in popularity in 2022 so far, dropping between 996 and 999 spots on the App Store charts since 2021.
|Rank||Mobile Game||Decrease in App Store Chart Position (Oct ’21 – Apr ’22)|
|1||Traffic Cop 3D||-999|
|5||Flex Run 3D||-985|
|6||Candy Challenge 3D||-983|
|9||MAD FUT 22 Draft & Pack||-977|
|14||Water Sort Puzzle||-964|
|16||Call of Duty||-950|
|17||Magic Tiles 3||-950|
|20||Survival Challenge 3D||-939|
The most consistent mobile games of 2022
While some apps are only destined to spend a short time ruling the top positions of the App Store charts, others have remained consistent as we transitioned into the new year of 2022. Hugely popular mobile gaming app Minecraft remained in the top five of the charts over the six-month period, as did popular pizza game Papa’s Pizzeria.
|Mobile Game||Increase/Decrease in App Store Chart Position (Oct ’21 – Apr ’22)|
Founder at Mozillion, Len Leeson comments:
“Apps are a huge part of everyday life for mobile phone owners in 2022. From tracking fitness and nutrition, mobile gaming or social networking with friends and family, checking the weather – or even finding your life partner! Apps are becoming more technologically advanced and user-friendly every year, allowing our mobile phones to help us become more efficient and connected in our day-to-day lives.
Our research has shown that while some apps are just fleeting trends, others are very clearly here to stay and remain firm favourites amongst mobile phone users, year after year.
There’s an amazing choice of apps that are out there now, and alongside the fun ones, some are increasingly important and useful. With this in mind, we recommend you look for at least 128GB or even 256GB of storage when buying a new phone, so that the capacity keeps pace with the (many) apps you may want to download.”
To view the full list of the apps growing and decreasing in popularity in 2022, visit: https://www.mozillion.com/resources/the-mozillion-app-trends-report-2022/