Which apps have been the most popular in the history of the App Store

Jul

12

2018

10 years ago, the App Store was launched. This event is dedicated to a special section on the Apple website. The company told us about the most significant achievements, and also shared the results of the work. Independent analytical organizations also did not stand aside. Experts from Sensor Tower conducted their own research and presented to the public a list of the most popular applications for all time.

As noted in the Sensor Tower, the statistics include the period from July 1, 2010 to July 5, 2018. Coverage is the whole world. As a guide, a simple indicator was taken – how long the application was on the first place in this or that category.

As you can see from the graph, the unconditional leader in the “Free” category became the “WhatsApp” messenger. Then follows “Messenger” and “Facebook”. The applications “Instagram” and “Telegram” occupy the fifth and sixth place respectively. Close the rating programs such as “YouTube” and “imo”.

As for paid applications, the situation here is somewhat different. A significant part of the ranking is occupied by games. So, Minecraft lasted for 1645 days, and Plague Inc. – 1071. The list of the most popular games also included such hits as Fruit Ninja and Geometry Dash.

Recall that the App Store was officially launched on July 10, 2008. Then the store had only 500 applications. Most of them were paid. Since then, the industry has made a big step forward . In iOS 11, Apple introduced an updated design – in addition, now the store includes a selection of applications. Now the App Store has more than two million applications. The total number of downloads for the past eight years has exceeded 170 billion, and users have spent about $ 130 billion.

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