Apps from Amazon and WhatsApp hit 500 million installs on the Play Store
Amazon is kind of a big deal: while building a gigantic retail sales empire, it managed to compete with Google on multiple fronts (Android devices, cloud services, online advertising). But that retail empire thing is still the company’s bread and butter, which is why the official Amazon shopping app is its first to pass 500 million downloads on the Play Store.
The official Amazon Shopping app is one of the only retail apps to make its way to the 500 million download club. The only one that beat it there is Wish, which has the advantage of offering items from a lot of different retailers. Amazon has been consistently updating the app (the last one was just a few weeks ago) to keep pace with the primary Amazon web experience and incorporate its ever-expanding list of services.