Top 5 Halloween apps 2013 for iPhone, iPad and Android

Hi everyone, whoooo 🙂

It’s Halloween, and here at MetricsCat we’re already celebrating.

Have you already carved your pumpkins? Took spooky pics of your friends with Ghost Camera? Bought your Halloween costume?

By the way, there’s apps for all that. And games. So much fun! So, let’s dive in. What are the best apps for Halloween 2013 based on user app reviews?

Top 3 best Halloween apps for iPhone and iPad

Eden to GreenFarm Story 2 HalloweenPhotoCrash Fright

1. Eden to Green – a free 3D tower defense game by Zynga, with botanical setting and a lot of Halloween specials. Has more than 1376 reviews in Apple App Store! What people say:

Very good game – Beautiful graphic. Very good game. Fun.

2. Farm Story 2 Halloween – a classical farm game, very addicting and nice. More than 1000 positive reviews in the App Store:

Halloween version – I love the pumpkins and fall decor.

3. PhotoCrash Fright – a Halloween photo collage creator, with a lot of spooky and Halloween themed stickers. Paid app, but only $2.99 (and there’s a Lite version available for FREE)! User reviews speak for themselves:

A Virtual Horror Library! 

So many scary & creepy images in this app. Just like the first Photocrash, I keep coming back and finding something new every time. Perfect for people who don’t want to wait around for an alien invasion or a corpse to finish rotting. Three thumbs up in honor of mutants!

Top 3 best Halloween apps for Android

Bubble Blast Halloween X City 2 Halloween Gun Zombie Halloween Halloween Live Wallpaper

1. Bubble Blast Halloween – a free match-3-like puzzle game with cool Halloween setting, effects and blasts! Also available for iOS! To sum up:

Excellent and addictive fun 

I very much enjoy playing this game and only have 1 complaint and that is its too hard to put down.

2. X City Halloween – a free citybuilder game for Android, full of Halloween specials and stuff. Pumpkins everywhere! And people note it’s:

Best city game on internet Superb I love this game

3. Gun Zombie Halloween – for those who starve for a zombie kill! A great shooter game with Halloween setting. Lots of blood, Halloween-themed enemies and bosses. Also available for iPhone/iPad.
Great shooter experience for relaxation, what users think:
Superb Shooter!! 

Best shooter/zombie game I’ve found in play store. I love the Halloween theme too!!
That’s the Top 3, but I can’t help not to add another one: Halloween Live Wallpaper!
Of course we love these things, draining battery but giving us so much fun! And it’s absolutely FREE.
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Amezing this so scary for halloween
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Reviews Timeline that makes you purr

Have you ever wondered how and when people start reviewing your app more?

Does the review number correlate with new updates or marketing campaigns? What reviews prevail – good or bad? When has your app suddenly started to get bad reviews?

All these questions and many more can be answered by Reviews Timeline at MetricsCat–  a mobile app reviews analytics tool that makes you purr.

Let’s review this feature by example of Real Racing 3, one of the most popular racing games on Apple App Store.

First we observe the Reviews view, it’s the default one. It gives you an understanding of how the number of reviews has changed over time. Very simple, but very informative as well:

All Reviews on MetricsCat Reviews Timeline

The number of reviews peaked on April, 13 when the app got 599 reviews. That’s a lot!

Peak number of reviews for Real Racing 3 on Reviews Timeline

But let’s see the recent app performance.

Has the app been reviewed positively or negatively in the recent weeks?

Let’s select the recent dates to zoom in the chart and enable “Good Reviews” and “Bad Reviews” on the button panel to see the comparison of good and bad reviews between June24 and July 6:

Good and Bad reviews number on Reviews Timeline

Note that the number of bad reviews exceeds the number of good ones after July 2.

Why did people start to react negatively?

Bad reviews for Real Racing 3 on Reviews Timeline

The answer can be seen below: let’s scroll down and read the reviews from July, 3:

Users complaints about Real Racing 3 on MetricsCat

The users are definitely confused by the app update that happened on July2. They started complaining about the new progression system that makes them spend even more money.

This is sad to hear, but Electronic Arts, the publisher of Real Racing 3, has a solid reputation of a money-maker in game development indeed. 148apps calculated that you have to spend either 500 hours of gameplay time or 500$ to progress through Real Racing 3. Now, after app update, it seems to be even more…

On the other side, app developers have to make money somehow. Sometimes they introduce money sinks as a result. However, this is quite a risky decision to make when your app is already published and popular. Trying to get more money out of less users is a strategy that results in a lot of negative reviews.

People are complaining about in-app purchases in games very often. “It’s hard to grind in-game currency” is one of the most popular reviews for a lot of games.But if the game is unique and fun, the reviews can be still quite positive. One of the leaders of the top grossing chart in Apple App Store, Clash of Clans, was able to find this balance, between user satisfaction and monetization. But this is a subject of a separate blog post.

Watch your app’s Reviews Timeline on MetricsCat and keep purring!

Most reviewed apps on Apple App Store in May 2013

Have you ever wondered what apps other people review most?

Apple App Store ranking is great but it does not provide this information. Well, we at MetricsCat Mobile Analytics know the number of reviews for any moment and also ratings. Today we introduce MetricsCat AppStats: monthly tops for the iOS App Store and Google Play are now available on our website: http://metricscat.com/tops

Games are most downloaded and reviewed category on the App Store. Data from MetrisCat shows that out of 50 most reviewed apps 36 are games. Candy Crush Saga, the most downloaded game in May 2013, also tops the review chart with 57 893 reviews added during a month. In total the game has already 674 688 reviews.

top5reviewed_apps_iOS_Appstore

What is surprising is that Candy Crush Saga from King.com was rated only with 2.94 stars in May while in March the average rating given by 49 560 reviewers was 4.67. The reason? Read here what reviewers say about the game (bad emotions filter is used).

You can sort Top 50 by ratings or by the number of reviews written in the given month. Here is the iOS App Store Top sorted by ratings:

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Besides games Instagram, Gmail and Tumblr apps made it to Top 10 highest rated & most reviewed apps in the iOS App Store. Other non-game apps in Top 50 are Spotify, Facebook Messenger, Vine, Twitter, eBay, Kik Messenger, Facebook, Calorie Counter, Path, Whatsapp Messenger and Viber.

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