Allo was finally released earlier this week, much to my own excitement. Google's latest messaging app seems pretty appealing in some regards and I am always willing to try something new. Thus far, I am enjoying it.
It seems that I am not alone. Allo is listed as number one in the Top Free Apps chart in the Play Store. That means it is beating Facebook/Messenger, Snapchat, and Instagram. It is mirroring its cousin, Duo, which also reached number one in the Top Free chart shortly after its release just over a month ago.
From this vantage, it is pretty easy to draw parallels between the two apps — both were announced together as Google's new messaging solution. Duo quickly climbed to number one in the chart and then proceeded to the 10 million downloads mark. That rise in installs was also coupled with a pretty steep drop in chart placement, all the way down to #127 at the time that Richard wrote that post. Just in case you were concerned, Duo has climbed back up to #34 as of the time of this writing.
Will Allo follow the quick ascension and descent of Duo? We will have to see. For now, enjoy your crown, Allo. You're not perfect, but I believe in you.
- Google Play