And we’re off!

The dawn of 2016 has brought with it some very interesting app related revelations, Business Insider UK has revealed that the top 10 apps in the US in 2015 were all owned by just three companies. Don’t be disheartened though, the top ten apps covered a diverse range of areas so there’s plenty of room to bump these giants off the top spot! To find out who you’re up against Adam Levy reveals all here.

Apple are stepping up their game in 2016, focusing on increasing the range of apps on their Apple TV. User friendly and accessible apps are on the agenda and making music and video sharing easier seems to be a big priority. For a riveting read on Apple’s progress over the last ten years and what to expect from them in 2016, check out Daniel Eran Dilger’s feature on appleinsider.

The new year’s starting off on a high note for all and there’s rumour that Google’s resolution is to knock Facebook off their top spot for messaging with an intelligent messaging app. Google’s new app will apparently let you chat with your friends or ask a bot for answers to your questions. As of yet there’s no release date and no one knows if it will be a new and improved hangouts or an app all of it’s own. What we do know is that hangouts in its current form won’t be missed!

Unsurprisingly for January, fitness apps are topping the charts, Ubergizmo looks are the best fitness apps for keeping new year’s resolutions.

While there is a diverse range of apps to choose from, ‘Habitica’ is definitely one I’ll try out, I can’t help but lament the gaping gaps in an otherwise flooded market. Where are the highly rated apps geared at the floods of female power lifters out there? Or an app for the Joe Soap whose fitness goal is to train like a ninja? Success is all about finding a niche and being the best at it.

 

Not everybody’s new year’s resolution is fitness based but luckily there are a million apps out there to help you keep track of whatever it may be. Jerica Wilson has just launched a great new app for iOS that tracks your resolutions all year round, she’s also a fantastically talented developer check out her and her app here!

The first few days of 2016 have set the tone for an extraordinary year of progress, I’m looking forward to what the next few weeks will reveal!

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