These are the best iPhone apps and games of 2017 in SEA

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By Rachel Au

These are the best iPhone apps and games of 2017 in SEA

2017 has no doubt been a huge year for Apple in terms of its smartphone range. Could it have something to do with it being the tenth anniversary of the iPhone? iOS 11 was a revolutionary change which affected even the App Store. Then, they released the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the coveted iPhone X. All of these link to the rise of app culture which led to a few notable breakout trends of the year. 

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Augmented Reality apps and games were introduced and altered the way people use their iPhones. Apps like My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR brings the classic children’s book character to life. Apps like Insight Heart elevates the learning experience of medical education. Apps like Amon adds an edge to smartphone games. 

Another huge trend is apps focused on mental health, mindfulness and stress reduction, giving users a wide variety to choose from to match their needs and lifestyle. You can find the full list of top free and paid iPhone apps of 2017 in Southeast Asia below; but app charts aside, Apple’s App Store Editors have also picked their favourite apps of the year. 

2017 iPhone App of the Year   Enlight Videoleap
2017 iPhone Game of the Year     Splitter Critters


Top Free iPhone Apps

Ranking    App Name
1 Grab – Ride Hailing App
2 WhatsApp Messenger
3 Uber
4 YouTube: Watch Listen Stream
5 Facebook
6 Messenger
7 Instagram
8 oBike – Bike Sharing
9 Google Maps – GPS Navigation
10 Carousell
11 Gmail – Email by Google
12 WeChat
13 Spotify Music
14 Google Chrome
15 My Singtel app
16 foodpanda – Food Delivery
17 UberEats: Food Delivery
18 Google Translate
19 Healthy 365
20 Snapchat


Top Paid iPhone Apps

Ranking    App Name
1 Gudak Cam
2 TouchRetouch
3 kirakira+
4 Scanner for Me + OCR
5 Enlight
6 Forest by Seekrtech
7 LightX
8 Tabs & Chords – learn and play
9 Afterlight
10 Glitche
11 Analog Paris
12 Plotagraph+ Photo Animator
13 The Wonder Weeks
14 ProCam 5
15 ProCamera.
16 Facetune
17 Slow Shutter Cam
18 Halide – RAW Manual Camera
19 Pixomatic photo editor
20 Fontmania – Add Artworks & Text to Your Photos!


Top Free iPhone Games

Ranking    App Name
1 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
2 Super Mario Run
3 Fight List – Categories Game
4 Coin Master
5 Word Cookies!
6 Candy Crush Saga
7 8 Ball Pool
8 Clash Royale
9 Episode – Choose Your Story
10 Pokemon Go
11 Lords Mobile
12 Piano Tiles 2
13 Subway Surfers
14 Asphalt 8: Airborne
15 Roll the Ball – slide puzzle
16 Toy Blast
17 Choices: Stories You Play
18 Clash of Clans
19 Cookie Run: OverBreak
20 Critical Ops


Top Paid iPhone Games

Ranking    App Name
1 Minecraft
2 Football Manager Mobile 2017
3 Monopoly Game
4 Monument Valley 2
5 Plague Inc.
6 Assassin’s Creed Identity
7 Hitman Sniper
8 Mini Metro
9 Cytus
10 Heads Up!
11 Exploding Kittens – The Official Game
12 Bully: Anniversary Edition
13 NBA 2K18
14 Street Fighter IV CE
15 Reigns
16 Monument Valley
17 F1 2016
18 Iron Marines
19 Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
20 Geometry Dash


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