This 2023 has been the year of artificial intelligence (AI), especially ChatGPT. Although it was launched at the end of 2022, the tool developed by OpenAI began to dominate the debates last January. Whether they have used it or not, users around the world have started speaking out about AI, its benefits and its risks. At mid-year, ChatGPT made the leap to smartphones in the form of an application, then play various roles in everyday tasks, such as summarizing a text or learning to pronounce a word in another language. The youAndroid users chose it as app of the yearalthough it has not been the most downloaded either in Spain or in the rest of the world.
Other applications using AI are also very popular, such as Character AI: AI-powered chatin which Google chose the best application of the year with artificial intelligence, which allows you to interact with a wide variety of character chatbots created by the users themselves.
Among the most downloaded applications, both on the Android Play Store and on the Apple App Store, some help to improve productivity, others streaming and various social networks, such as Threads.
The threads appeared in Europe only a few weeks ago, but users in the rest of the world started using it last summer. In the United States, it is the fourth most downloaded application on iPhone; the first among all social networks, ahead of TikTok. In Spain it is not in the top 10 of the year, but since its appearance it has been the most downloaded among Apple users.
WhatsApp Messenger, TikTok, Instagram and Google dominated the year in our country. However, the most downloaded application on iPhone both in Spain and in the United States, United Kingdom and France was that of Temu, an e-commerce of Chinese origin that offers products at low prices. Among Spanish Android users, it is currently only surpassed by Threads since its appearance.
Temu is not the only app of this type to dominate the lists: Shein was the sixth most downloaded app on iPhone in Spain and Miravia also stood out among Android users.
CapCut is a widely downloaded utility app for iOS and Android. a video editor often used to create content on TikTok.
According to Apple, the best iPhone app this year was AllTrails, a tool to know and follow almost half a million routes hiking, cycling or running from around the world. For its part, Google awarded the prize for best application of 2023 to Imprint: Learn Visually, an app with interactive lessons on various topics and which, as its name in English suggests, aims for the user to learn visually. Other apps awarded by the Google Play Store are Bumble, the dating app where only women can make the first move when interacting with other users,Apps that try to improve mental health users, Aware: Mindfulness and well-being and Voidpet Garden: Mental health, and Paw Patrol children’s game.
Apple also recognized apps this year that it believes have had a cultural impact, such as Proloquo, an application that tries to offer different forms of communication for people who do not have the ability to speak, through drawings, or Too Good To Go, which aims to reduce the amount of food wasted when it was not sold by the companies.