A few big figures and statistics
On July 10, 2008, one of the largest App Store applications was launched. A day later on the shelves came iPhone 3G, the first apple phone with a built-in store. The analytical company “App Annie” presented its analysis on downloads and expenses in the store.
The number of downloads from July 2010 to December 2017 was over 170 billion. As of May 2018, users spent more than $ 130 billion on applications and in-game purchases. Since July 2010, the number of applications in the App Store has been over 2 million.
Top 3 countries, users of which spent the most money on the App Store (from July 2010 to December 2017), have a big gap from the 4 places on which the British are located. While the UK has released only $ 5 billion in the store, Japan, China and the US have spent 25.2 billion, 27.7 billion and 36 billion conventional units, respectively. Russia in the Top-10 spender was not included.
The most popular application of 2010 was the toy “Talking Tom Cat” , which repeats the speech of the owner of the phone in a distorted form. Subsequently, users began to actively download applications for social networks, so the leaders of 2011, 2012 and 2013 were “Facebook” , “Instagram” and “YouTube” respectively. In the next three years, the leader in downloading was “Facebook Messenger” , while “YouTube” did not regain this title in 2017. From January to May 2018, the Chinese analogue of the Vain named “Tik Tok” suddenly became a popular application .
Top 10 most downloaded applications (July 2010 – May 2018):
- Facebook (Facebook, USA)
- Facebook Messenger (Facebook, USA)
- YouTube (Google, USA)
- Instagram (Facebook, USA)
- WhatsApp Messenger (Facebook, USA)
- Google Maps (Google, USA)
- Snapchat (Snap, USA)
- Skype (Microsoft, USA)
- WeChat (Tencent, China)
- QQ (Tencent, China)
Top 5 games that users spend the most (July 2010 – May 2018):
- Clash of Clans (Supercell, Finland)
- Candy Crush Saga (Activision Blizzard, USA)
- Monster Strike (Mixi, Japan)
- Puzzle & Dragons (GungHo Online Entertainment, Japan)
- Arena of Valor (Tencent, China)
Top 5 apps that users spend the most (July 2010 – May 2018):