Google Play 10 years: The Most Popular Apps and Games Until 2018
Recently, App Annie reveals the most popular apps and games of all time in Google Play Store. Initially released in October 2008 as Android Market, Google Play Store features millions of mobile apps covering all the categories that you can imagine.
The report lists tops app & games from 2 aspects: all-time Worldwide downloads and all-time worldwide Consumer Spend. Besides that, there are also some other interesting findings of Google Play.
Google Play Store generates over twice the downloads of the Apple App Store.
According to the report, Games accounts for 41% of the total downloads but makes up an impressive 88% of Consumer Spend.
In terms of Consumer Spend, Japan becomes the largest in the world market with 25.1 billion dollars, followed by US ($ 19.3 billion) and South Korea ($ 11.2 billion).
In-app purchase becomes more and more popular and will continue to flourish in the future. Of all the non-gaming apps, Line has been the No.1 app regarding consumer spend since 2013.
Top Google Play Apps of All Time by Worldwide Downloads
2. Whatsapp Messenger
3. Facebook Messenger
5. Clean Master
6. UC Browser
Top Google Play Apps of All Time by Consumer Spend
3. Pandora Music
4. LINE Manga
6. Kakao Talk
7. LINE PLAY
8. HBO NOW
9. BIGO LIVE