Within the first six days of its launch, OpenAI’s ChatGPT app has been downloaded over half a million times, as revealed by a recent analysis by data.ai. This impressive figure places ChatGPT ahead of many of its competitors, including other AI and chatbot apps, in addition to Microsoft Bing and Edge apps, which featured some of the earliest significant third-party integrations of OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology.
Despite Bing and Microsoft Edge enjoying a surge of downloads upon their debut, with 340,000 and 335,000 downloads respectively within five days, ChatGPT surpassed them, achieving 480,000 installs in its first five days of launch in the U.S. Interestingly, the ChatGPT app was only available on iOS during this period.
When comparing only iOS downloads, ChatGPT outperformed both Bing and Edge, reaching 480,000 installs compared to Bing’s 250,000 and Edge’s 195,000. However, if one considers all U.S. downloads across both app stores for the month of May, Bing and Edge still had an edge over ChatGPT. Nevertheless, when scrutinizing only iOS installs for the month, ChatGPT reigns supreme.
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The app also outpaced other top AI chatbot apps in the U.S., even those with generic names designed to capture searches for “AI” and “chatbot”. ChatGPT secured a place in the top five most downloaded apps when ranked against other apps’ best five-day periods in 2023 across both the App Store and Google Play.
A week following the U.S. launch of the ChatGPT iOS app, OpenAI expanded its availability to 11 additional countries. The list includes France, the UK, Jamaica, Korea, Ireland, Nicaragua, Albania, and Croatia, with India noticeably missing. While ChatGPT Plus was introduced in India in March, the full app’s launch seems to be pending.
Launched on May 18, the ChatGPT iOS app is designed to sync user history across devices and will feature the latest improvements in the OpenAI model.