Samsung Apps has more than tripled the size of its stores in most European and Asian markets — and now offers a multitude of new applications, including games, social networking, e-books and health-related tools.
Samsung Apps was created by and is overseen by Samsung’s Media Solutions Center (MSC), which is also responsible for bada platform development, Social Hub and various other contents. After recognizing the growing importance of content and applications, the MSC was established to develop content strategy and tools across the company’s business divisions.
List of Most downloaded Samsung apps.
An application that turns the Samsung Wave (S8500) into a flashlight tops Samsung Apps’ list of most popular downloaded Apps from June 1 to mid-July.
Magic Torch, a unique app which transforms your phone into a flashlight with four different screens — standard light bulb, ecological light bulb, neon light bulb, and white screen — topped the chart as the most-downloaded application across the globe.
Another utility app, MyMirror, which turns the phone into a mirror using the camera device, featured on the list, while entertainment programs filled out the rest of the field. The most popular apps for the Wave were: Need For Speed Shift (Games), Illusions (Entertainment), South Africa2010 (Entertainment), BatteryLife (productivity), Basketball (Entertainment), Shot Gun (Entertainment) and Exciting Freekick (Games).
While a utility app held the top spot, entertainment apps were a heavy presence throughout the list. The third-most downloaded program, Illusions, offers visually stimulating puzzles and screenshots. SouthAfrica2010 gained popularity during the recent football tournament. Free-throw practice app Basketball and arcade-style shooting program too ranked high on popularity with consumers.
Auto-racing program Need for SpeedTM Shift led in the games category, cracking No. 2 on the list. The. Productivity app BatteryLife, calculates remaining battery power of the handset based on factors such as Wi-Fi use, call time, listening to music and use of 2G or 3G Internet connections, was popular with consumers.