This Week in Apps #15 - HEY, Restaurants, Soccer, and more

Ariel Ariel

This Week in Apps is a short, no-fluff, round-up of interesting things that happened in the mobile industry. Here are our top highlights.

👋 HEY Gmail

After much controversy, HEY, a new email service from Basecamp, is now on the App Store. With a little over 13,000 downloads since going live, HEY, which is an email service and not an email client, takes on giants like Gmail and Outlook.

Twitter's new competition

Parler, a social network claiming to be focused on free expression and user privacy, has made its way to the #2 app in the News category in the US after Twitter banned pro-Trump accounts. With downloads up 3,000%, Parler managed to snatch the #1 spot from Twitter for precisely two hours earlier today. Report

Brunch time

Downloads of restaurant reservation apps Resy and OpenTable are beginning a slow climb back to pre-covid rates as restaurants in large states like New York let diners back in for sit-down service.

Free to move around the cabin

Talking about going out. This week, downloads of travel booking app Orbitz surpassed pre-lockdown downloads and hit the highest single-day downloads in the App Store.

Alive and kickin’ ⚽️

Move aside movie streamers. The Premier League restarted last week, giving us something else to do with our screens. The excitement was global. Soccer trackers LiveScore and FotMob (my favorite) a 10x and 35x boost in downloads, respectively.

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