Other subjects much sought after by readers of TechTudo in the month that passed were the new iPhone emojis, the newly launched Gboard minifigures and BitLife, a real life simulator in which the user determines the future of the character, a success in the USA. Check out the topics related to applications for iPhone (iOS) and Android most popular in November, below.
How to use BitLife, an app that 'simulates' real life and fever in the USA
TikTok records short dubbing videos and is a hit with young people Photo: Divulgao / TikTok
1. The most downloaded apps of all time
A study by App Annie showed that Facebook is the most downloaded app of all time on the App Store and Google Play Store. Other services that appear on the list are WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube and Messenger. The survey was carried out in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the app stores, launched in 2008. Other platforms surprised them by not appearing among the most sought after items, such as Twitter, which is far from the top since 2015, or by being in the Top 10 even in the being so famous, like the Chinese messenger QQ.
2. TikTok surpasses Instagram and Facebook
Get to know 5 curiosities about TikTok, the most downloaded app that Instagram in the USA Photo: Divulgao / TikTok
A success in the United States and Asia, the short video app TikTok was ahead of Instagram and Facebook in number of downloads in the app stores, hitting the mark of 130 million users worldwide. Formerly called Musical.ly, the platform is dedicated to the publication of voiceovers of music and humor videos, with effects and filters to make the recordings more lively. Here in Brazil, the platform is already gaining famous fans, such as humorists Whindersson Nunes and Tirullipa.
3. New iPhone emojis
Varied emojis will be present on iOS 12.1 Photo: Divulgao / Apple
The new emojis launched by Apple were successful in November. Released with the system update to iOS version 12.1, the package contains more than 70 new figures, including people, animals, food and everyday items. One of the novelties left users confused: the Woozy Face emoji is a face that can be interpreted in many ways, like a silly face, a tired, sentimental or even drunk person. Among the other icons, there is a new passionate face, a face of splica and faces with cold, heat and party motifs.
4. Real life simulator is successful
BitLife simulates real life on mobile Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
During the month of November, the BitLife app spent nine days at the top of the list of most downloaded apps from the American App Store, surpassing YouTube, Netflix and Spotify. The service creates a virtual life for the user, covering its entire timeline, from birth to death. During use, it is necessary to make choices to determine the future of the character, such as studying, entering college and dating. Each choice generates a consequence and interferes with future events.
BMI Calculator Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
The BMI Calculator application calculates the Body Mass Index (BMI) quickly on Android and iPhone (iOS). Using few steps and basic information, such as height and weight of the user, the app will show if the individual is at his ideal weight, following an international measure approved by the Ministry of Health. With the information in hand, you can determine whether you need to lose weight or gain weight while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
6. Gboard gets stickers with your face
Learn to create emojis with your face on Gboard Photo: Divulgao / Google
The Gboard virtual keyboard has gained a feature that creates emojis based on the user's face. To do this, just take a selfie and wait for the application to capture the physical characteristics of the face, such as eye color, beard and face shape. Then, just customize the character to be even more like you. The functionality is available on the iPhone and Android, and allows you to send the stickers in messengers like WhatsApp and Messenger.
A list brought together applications capable of changing the user's voice during telephone calls. The ideal resource for making pranks and pranks with friends. In addition to distorting the voice, some apps offer sound filters that transform the voice into that of robots and monsters, in addition to adding effects, such as animal sounds and screams. The effects can be used on iPhones and Android devices, and can be used both for calls and for cell phone recordings.
8. New DNS makes the Internet faster
220.127.116.11: Faster & Safer Internet Photo: Divulgao / Cloudflare
Launched in April, DNS 18.104.22.168, from Cloudflare, has applications that allow the use of the server on cell phones. The service is available for iPhone and Android and can be used with a few steps and without registration. According to the manufacturer, the connection is faster than the Google server and promises to speed up the loading of websites and maintain privacy, as it does not collect any type of browsing data.
9. Uber wins new mode
Uber Together can make passengers walk the streets to find a driver Photo: Divulgao / Uber
Uber replaced UberPool with Uber Juntos, in Brazil. The new service is also aimed at shared trips between users who will travel the same route. However, the new mode may require the user to walk to a meeting point that prioritizes the driver's route, such as an avenue, for example. In this way, the novelty prevents the driver from making turns or returns to find the passenger. The new feature makes races up to 35% cheaper than in the UberX version, the cheapest mode of the app.
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