WhatsApp & Co: Most popular Messaging Apps per Mobile Platform

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Recent M&A deals in Mobile Messaging hint to the potential of these Apps. This presentation shows how the different mobile messengers stack up against each other on the different mobile platforms - and they do. Interesting to see that there is no App which dominates iOS, Android, WinPhone and Blackberry.

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Die jüngsten M&A-Transaktionen im Bereich Mobile Messaging (z.B. Erwerb von What’sApp durch Facebook) zeigen die Attraktivität dieser Produktkategorie. Die vorliegende Analyse zeigt die Attraktivität der Mobile Messenger Skype, Facebook, What’sApp, Line, KiK und Viber auf den mobilen Betriebssystemen iOS, Android, WinPhone und Blackberry.

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WhatsApp & Co: Most popular Messaging Apps per Mobile Platform

  1. 1. Mobile Messaging Apps - Popularity by Mobile Operating System - DSP-Partners I Darmstadt I March2014
  2. 2. Popularity of Messaging-Apps by Mobile Platform [as of March 2014; ranking derived from number of ratings in the respective App Store] 1 2 3 4 5 Source: Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store, Blackberry App World; number of ratings of the respective Apps per 3/2014 #
  3. 3. Conclusions  Popularity of Messaging-Apps varies strongly among the different mobile platforms  WhatsApp and Viber being the only 2 Messaging-Apps to reach a top 5 position on all mobile platforms  WhatsApp being particularily strong on Android and Blackberry  Skype is doing best on iOS  Kik-Messenger remarkably strong on iOS  Facebook-Messenger not present in the top 5 rankings on WinPhone and Blackberry
  4. 4. Contact Stefan Behrendt Founder I Managing Partner DSP-Partners www.dsp-partners.com www.twitter.com/stbe 4

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