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German websites gain ground at home

The Local · 23 Dec 2012, 09:56

Published: 23 Dec 2012 09:56 GMT+01:00

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Results published on Sunday showed that Gutefrage.net, Deutsche Telekom, the retailers C&A and Otto, Check 24 and savings bank websites showed the strongest growth. The study was conducted by the market research firm Comscore.

The only US companies to make it into the top 10 were Ask Network, Ebay and Amazon. Last year six of the top eight websites with the most dynamic growth were from US companies.

But when it comes to downloadable apps, American firms were tops, with nine of 10 apps downloaded by Germans for Android-enabled devices coming from US companies. The top apps were Facebook. YouTube and the instant messaging app, WhatsApp.

The only non-US firm making it into the top 10 apps that Germans download was Rovio, a game manufacturer from Finland.

Three European companies made it into the top iPhone apps, including the television station RTL with its trainings app for who the show "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" (“Wer wird Millionär), the German game developer Wooga and Natural Motion from the United Kingdom.

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The top downloaded app for iPhone in Germany was the game Head Soccer followed by Facebook and WhatsApp.

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Your comments about this article

11:57 December 23, 2012 by blackboot11
Well it is about time this happenend. Overall most German websites are very clumsy and not userfriendly.. One has to dig for the basic information that they are looking for. And Deutschepost/DHL is the worst with the information being updated days well AFTER the package is delivered, why bother .... LOL !
12:37 December 23, 2012 by Englishted
The German shopping web sites have been hopeless maybe this is changing about time.

As a example go to any builders d.i.y. site and try searching most have not even got one.
16:24 December 23, 2012 by raandy
Totally agree, terrible, doubt Germany will ever produce a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
17:49 December 23, 2012 by coffeelover
Well, if you can't build an airport, then focus on websites. Guess that's better than nothing.
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