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Ola emerges as 3rd most downloaded ride-sharing app on Android worldwide


Indian ride-sharing app Ola has emerged as one of the top five apps downloaded worldwide in October.

It was the fourth most downloaded ridesharing app worldwide and third most downloaded app on Android (Google Play), said app research firm Sensor Tower data for October 2019.

Though the ride-hailing app’s overall rank was hampered by less number of iOS downloads. The rise of Ola has a lot to do with its recent international foray.

At present, the Bengaluru-based firm offers ride-hailing services in about 20 cities internationally including nine in Australia, seven in the UK, and three in New Zealand.

In May, the Bhavish Agarwal-led firm had invested about $60 million into its international operations. The company has reportedly put aside its US launch plan but is mulling to expand in the European market.

Meanwhile, its rival Uber was the most downloaded ridesharing & taxi app worldwide for October 2019 with close to 12.4 million installs, added Sensor Tower data.


Uber, which generates about 50% of its gross bookings outside of its home market, topped the number of installs for both platforms Android and iOS. Brazil and India contributed the most percentage of downloads, 19% and 15% respectively.

Uber runs operations in more than 60 countries and 400 cities.

At the second position was Grab, with over 3.8 million installs. It had most numbers of install in Indonesia, close to 38%.

DiDi, Yandex, Lyft and inDriver rounded out the top ten most installed ridesharing & taxi apps worldwide for the month.

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