Narendra Modi App Dominates Apple’s App Store in Searches, Downloads

Narendra Modi App Dominates Apple's App Store in Searches, Downloads

Amid the demonetisation drive, searches for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official app have hit a new high. This new wave of searches comes soon after the PM sought the public’s view on demonetisation via a poll that is available only on his app. The app is currently topping the trending charts on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

On the App Store, search terms related to the Narendra Modi app occupy all 10 spots of the Trending list. The scene is not too different on Google Play store either, with 11 out of the top 12 trending apps related to the Prime Modi; in fact, the only remaining app is also related to the new currency notes that became the new currency on November 8.
India App Store narendra_modi_app_storyWhen it comes to downloads, the Narendra Modi app is the most-downloaded app on App Store among free apps, but ranks on No. 18 among the top downloaded free apps on Google Play marketplace.

The Prime Minister on Tuesday asked the public to share with him their “first-hand view” on the decision to scrap the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. Among the questions are: “Do you have any suggestions/ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi?”, “Do you think black money exists in India?”, “Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?”, “What do you think of government’s move of banning old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes?”

Searches for the Narendra Modi app on Google Play may also be boosted by the demand for duplicates of the Modi Keynote app, which claimed to distinguish between authentic and fake Rs. 2000 notes before being pulled from the marketplace.


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