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Google Takes On Microsoft For Productivity Dominance Of Apple’s Mobile Platform

May 1, 2014

TechCrunch

Earlier today Google released Docs and Sheets, two productivity applications for iOS. The unified apps work across iPhone and iPad devices.

The new apps are just picking up their first ratings and ranks. Docs has picked up 23 ratings thus far, securing a four-star rating. Sheets is also rated four stars, with a total of 11 ratings tallied. Docs is slightly more popular than Docs. Here is Docs’ performance so far today on iPhone:

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And Sheets:

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 3.06.46 PM(All ranking data via App Annie.)

I think that Google’s productivity applications have had a decent, if not quite muscular, first day — considering that they are launching into markets in which both Apple and Microsoft vend products, and in which their parent doesn’t have a home-platform advantage. (TechCrunch did note this morning that for now, the new apps appear to be iOS only, but it’s probably reasonable to expect them to eventually make…

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