COVID-related apps dominate UK download charts Q2 2021

Anne Freer | July 9, 2021

App Business

The top apps in the UK in Q2 2021 were the NHS app, Greene King, NHS COVID 19, Wetherspoon Order and Pay, and the Euro 2020 Official app.

That’s according to new data from App Annie, which shows that COVID-related apps continue to dominate the UK app market.

Consumers are increasingly spending more time using the NHS app in order to travel and check their health status online

The NHS app was downloaded 7.2 million times while the NHS COVID 19 app saw downloads skyrocket to 15 million.

The Wetherspoon Order and Pay app ranked in fourth place and allows users to order food and drink from the comfort of their seats.

“It’s clear that as restrictions have slowly lifted over the past quarter, the UK population’s enthusiasm and love for pubs has not subsided during the pandemic. With table service implemented at drinking spots across the country, mobile continues to play a key part in pandemic recovery, demonstrated by the popularity of order and pay apps.”

“Consumers continue to make good use of the NHS apps to help control and reduce the spread of COVID-19. With England, Scotland and Wales all participating in this years Euros, and a feeling that football might be coming home this summer, fans have been eager to stay up to date with their team’s progress during the tournament. Our behaviour on mobile shows that the UK really does love its football and its pubs!”

For gaming apps, casual games performed strongly with Hair Challenge, Count Masters, Bridge Race, Score Hero 2, and Bounce and Collect all ranking high.

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