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India dominates downloads for YouTube Kids and Google Classroom in April

Education-focused mobile applications have seen a spurt in popularity and downloads during the lockdown period and the contribution from India in this growth is quite remarkable. Global online education platforms YouTube Kids and Google Classroom have collectively recorded their highest downloads numbers in April from India, according to a report from Sensor Tower, which tracks mobile app downloads.

Google Classroom was the top downloaded education app in April with 28.2 million downloads followed by YouTube Kids, which recorded 10.6 million installs during the period, highlights the report.

The report counts downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between April 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020, excluding apps installed via third-party stores.

For Google Classroom, the United States became the top downloaded country with 15% of its total downloads and India at about 13%. On the other hand, India leads the global chart in terms of the number of downloads for YouTube kids with 16.8% followed by the US which registered 10.7% of its total downloads in April.

In numbers, India recorded around 5.44 million collective downloads for Google Classroom and YouTube Kids whereas the US was a little behind in terms of collective downloads for the two apps at 5.36 million. 

Apart from the aforementioned players, the top five list comprises two more US-based firms, Duolingo and Photomath in the category. Israel-based Simply Piano also made an entry in the top five most installed education category apps worldwide for the month.

Surprisingly, no Indian firms could make it to the top 10 list of most downloaded apps in the education category for the period. However, Byju’s managed to get 10th position on the Google Play Store in the given parameters.

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