1 on Apple's annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by Snapchat in second place. Last year, Snapchat was the top app of the year, and Bitmoji, which can be used to create avatars that slip into Snaps and e-mails, wasn't in the top 10. 2 last year). Music streaming service Pandora left the top 10 to clock in at No. Apple apps, like Apple Music and Pages, come pre-loaded on devices, and thus don't get ranked in Apple's year-end charts. Throughout the year, Apple regularly refreshes its chart of the top apps on the iTunes Store and then ranks them on a year-end chart. While most downloads are for free apps, developers make money with either advertising, selling subscriptions (Netflix and Spotify) or selling add-ons, which is popular with gaming. The top free iPad apps are topped by YouTube, followed by Netflix, Facebook, Messenger, Google Chrome, Amazon Prime Video, Gmail, YouTube Kids, Amazon and Spotify. They include: —Photo Editor, for jazzing up images. —Top Buzz Videos: A viral video app.
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LOS ANGELES — Snap, Inc., the parent company of the Snapchat app, had a rough first year on Wall Street. Consumers couldn’t have cared less.
The Bitmoji app, owned by Snap, came in at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by Snapchat in second place. Last year, Snapchat was the top app of the year, and Bitmoji, which can be used to create avatars that slip into Snaps and e-mails, wasn’t in the top 10.
As with years past, consumers mostly gravitated towards familiar favorites.
The rest of the top 10 include:
—3. YouTube (up from No. 6 in 2016). Video viewing.
—4.Facebook Messenger (No. 2 last year). Chat.
—5. Instagram (5th place, like in 2016). Photo sharing.
—6. Facebook (No. 6 again). Social network.
—7. Google Maps (No. 7 again). Navigation.
—8. Netflix, (up from No. 9). Video viewing.
—9. Spotify (up from No. 10). Music streaming.
—10. Uber, which wasn’t in the 10 last year.
The only new entry to the top 15 was Wish, a shopping app offering low-price goods from China, at No. 15.
Last year’s new entry to the top 10, Pokemon Go, was a short-lived smash. This year, it didn’t make the top charts, in either the free apps — or the free games — which were led by Super Mario Run. Music streaming service Pandora left the top 10 to clock in at No. 12.
Apple apps, like Apple Music and Pages, come pre-loaded on devices, and thus…