On Monday, the 5-0 Radio Police Scanner, which costs $ 5, was the number one paid app in the App Store. The second place was occupied by a more simplified version of the application with ads, surpassing it TikTok, while compared to the free apps, it was second only to the Zynn app, which recently went up a lot in user preferences. The Vice it was he who first identified the rise of this application.
Last weekend, a large number of protesters in Minneapolis, Louisville, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other US cities clashed with police. Their demand is for an end to police violence, following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer last week.
Scanning applications allow protesters to listen to police frequently. Apptopia has found the top five police frequency scanning applications, such as the 5-0 Police Scanner and the Police Scanner, to have been downloaded 213.000 times over the weekend. This is an increase of 125 percent over the previous weekend - a record number for applications for scanning police frequencies. The 5-0 Police Scanner was downloaded 40.000 times between Friday and Sunday in the United States.
Other related applications have also seen an increase in their downloads, such as encrypted messaging. Signal. It was downloaded 37.000 times this weekend, which is a record number for her application. The same goes for the Citizen community alert application, which was downloaded 49.000 times during the same period, according to Apptopia.