The Most Common Words in Android and iOS App NamesS

If you ever searched for an app on the App Store or Google Play, you would see an endless list of crappy apps with similar names just tagged as HD or LITE or FREE or PRO. Everybody wants to call their app the same damn thing! Here are the most popular words used in Android and iOS app titles.

It makes sense that the words are embarrassingly generic, they're descriptor terms that every dev uses to goose their app downloads. An HD version of an app is a well-accepted notion that it's better. An app that says it's free? Of course that's going to get a lot of love. What's hilarious though is Android's list where words like Wallpaper and Theme dominate the list—people love to customize and blingee their phones!

Above is the word cloud for Android app names made by AppBrain, Below you'll see the iOS version of the same thing made by AppFire. I have to say, I was a little disappointed that I didn't see 'fart' on these lists. [AppBrain, AppFire via Cult of Android]

The Most Common Words in Android and iOS App NamesS

iOS

1. HD – 27777
2. Lite – 21690
3. Free – 18511
4. iPad – 11313
5. Pro – 9024
6. Guide – 8361
7. Mobile – 7695
8. App – 6142
9. iPhone – 5441
10. Game – 5377
11. Travel – 4851
12. Radio – 4633
13. World – 4504
14. Map – 4351
15. Dictionary – 4220
16. Edition – 4198
17. Calculator – 4164
18. Kids – 3852
19. English – 3680
20. News – 3611
21. Book – 3254
22. Magazine – 3009
23. Photo – 2957
24. Puzzle – 2835
25. Music – 2764

Android

1. Wallpaper - 26,900
2. Live - 23,761
3. Free - 16,283
4. Theme - 9,436
5. Lite - 8,291
6. Pro - 7,896
7. App - 5,692
8. Mobile - 5,500
9. News - 4,718
10. LWP - 4,355
11. SMS - 4,179
12. Widget - 4,135
13. Game - 3,945
14. Guide - 3,864
15. Calculator - 3,622
16. Clock - 3,601
17. 2012 - 3,369
18. Radio - 2,919
19. Android - 2,720
20. Bestpuzzle - 2,661
21. Quiz - 2,597
22. Launcher - 2,593
23. Love - 2,549
24. Puzzle - 2,377
25. English - 2,322