With the tenth anniversary of the launch of the iOS App Store just around the corner, a report released today by App Annie, which lists the most downloaded iOS apps all the time, the highest gross programs plus other important calculations since the launch of the app store.
The report provides a comprehensive and historical view of what has become a $ 42.5 billion Marketplace, which is how much consumers used on iOS apps in 2017. And among the highlights of the report are the highest-ranking apps that are listed by all the time around the world, do not surprise, with Facebook that owns four of the five bests, as you can see below:
Facebook earned number one ranking of being downloaded 700 million times around the world between July 2010 and May this year.
As far as the most widely used widgets worldwide, streaming services dominate. Netflix and Spotify are number one and two, respectively with Pandora, Tencent Video and Tinder that rounds out the list.
You can check out the entire report here. Among some of the other eyebrows that have been recorded, there are a total of iOS app store downloads that overlap 170 billion between July 2010 and December 2017. Consumers spent more than $ 130 billion on iOS apps across the same range and there were 2 million apps in the iOS store in May 2018.
Here's another: almost 10,000 apps in the store have generated more than 1 million dollars in spending since July 2010.
"Every year," reporting noted "new iPhones , new OS updates and new demand programs. What remains constant in 2018 is the mobile at the center of our lives – which gives us entertainment, connects to work and friends, simplifies romance, plays our favorite music and navigates to new places. The App Store has provided unsurpassed digital access to millions of people across the world and will continue to improve our lives when we go in their 11th and beyond. "
It's a fascinating b looked at how Apple's app store came about a decade of other revealing details, including the iOS store generating almost twice as much in spending as Google Play, despite having a lower installation base, according to App Annie.
On 280 million downloads worldwide from July 2010 to May 2018, Candy Crush is listed as the most downloaded game. Axios goes through some of the other highlights, which include that the games account for three quarters of the more than 4.5 million apps that have been released in the iOS App Store. Games also represent three quarters of app store expenses.
Interestingly, most of us iOS consumers in the US do not regularly use half the apps on our device. According to App Annie, 96 average monthly apps were installed on iPhone in the US last year. Only 37 of these were used regularly on average.
However, the app store has plenty of space to drive. If you believe the numbers here, spending on iOS apps will jump from more than $ 42 billion last year to $ 75.7 billion in just three years – an increase of almost 80 percent by 2022.