Approximately three days ago Google released its latest messaging app, Allo and it seems three days is all it has taken for Allo to reach the top of the 'Top Free Apps' chart on the Google Play Store. Of course, it could have reached the top spot sooner than three days but this how long it has taken for its reach to be noticed. Either way, it is certainly a quick ascension to the top for any app. In terms of the hard numbers and according to the Play Store listing, the number of Allo downloads currently stands somewhere between one and five million. Which again, is not bad work for an app which only become available three days ago and only even more recently, became available everywhere.
Of course, then there is Duo – the other app that Google announced during this year's Google I/O event, along with Allo. In contrast to Allo, Duo was released a few weeks back but like Allo, was an app which largely achieved a similar level of impact with Duo also rising to the top of app charts quite quickly. In fact, after only one week, Duo had managed to rack up five million downloads. A number which then doubled to ten million downloads after only three weeks. Since then though, Duo has seemed to slow down somewhat.
The big question though is whether Allo will be able to maintain the same momentum. In fact, this is likely to be a different story altogether as Allo is an app which had seen considerable hype and anticipation building before its launch. Although since then, the app has come under fire by many for various reasons, including being too limited, too dated and too basic. So whether it can maintain the top position and for how long, does currently remain to be seen. As does whether it will manage to reach the same five million marker as duo after only seven days or the same ten million marker as duo after only three weeks. Although, as it currently stands, it does seem to be very much on target with its 1-5 million in three days. If you have yet to give Allo a try, then you can always grab a copy of the app by heading through the link below.