The Most Common Words In Mobile App Names

If you ever searched for an app on the App Store or Google Play, you would see an endless list of crappy apps with similar names just tagged as HD or LITE or FREE or PRO. Everybody wants to call their app the same damn thing! Here are the most popular words used in Android and iOS app titles.

It makes sense that the words are embarrassingly generic, they're descriptor terms that every dev uses to goose their app downloads. An HD version of an app is a well-accepted notion that it's better. An app that says it's free? Of course that's going to get a lot of love. What's hilarious though is Android's list where words like Wallpaper and Theme dominate the list — people love to customise and blingee their phones!

Above is the word cloud for Android app names made by AppBrain, Below you'll see the iOS version of the same thing made by AppFire. I have to say, I was a little disappointed that I didn't see 'fart' on these lists. [AppBrain, AppFire via Cult of Android]

iOS

1. HD — 27777

2. Lite — 21690

3. Free — 18511

4. iPad — 11313

5. Pro — 9024

6. Guide — 8361

7. Mobile — 7695

8. App — 6142

9. iPhone — 5441

10. Game — 5377

11. Travel — 4851

12. Radio — 4633

13. World — 4504

14. Map — 4351

15. Dictionary — 4220

16. Edition — 4198

17. Calculator — 4164

18. Kids — 3852

19. English — 3680

20. News — 3611

21. Book — 3254

22. Magazine — 3009

23. Photo — 2957

24. Puzzle — 2835

25. Music — 2764

Android

1. Wallpaper - 26,900

2. Live - 23,761

3. Free - 16,283

4. Theme - 9,436

5. Lite - 8,291

6. Pro - 7,896

7. App - 5,692

8. Mobile - 5,500

9. News - 4,718

10. LWP - 4,355

11. SMS - 4,179

12. Widget - 4,135

13. Game - 3,945

14. Guide - 3,864

15. Calculator - 3,622

16. Clock - 3,601

17. 2012 - 3,369

18. Radio - 2,919

19. Android - 2,720

20. Bestpuzzle - 2,661

21. Quiz - 2,597

22. Launcher - 2,593

23. Love - 2,549

24. Puzzle - 2,377

25. English - 2,322


Comments

    HD was predictable for iOS

      The benefit of everyone having the same screens I suppose. You see exactly what the developers intended,

        Not everyone has the same screens. The iPhone and iPad have different screens, therefore sticking an HD in there somewhere to differentiate resolution quality on each device and their various iterations (even though all of the iScreens may still be classified HD) makes sense.

    Wallpaper apps are easy to make for Android and are basically the scummy spam apps of the platform.

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