Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Google Play passes App Store in downloads for the first time, but not revenue

According to data fromApp Annie’s latest download and revenue report, Google Play for the first time surpassed the App Store in app downloads during the second quarter of 2013. While Google was able to move past with about 10 percent more downloads during the three month period, the report notes the App Store brought in nrly 2.3x the amount of revenue.App Annie says that Google Play’s growth was driven by emerging markets including Brazil, India, and Russia, and while the App Store still lds by revenue, Google Play closed the gap slightly compared to last quarter and yrs past.Google Play saw Brazil climb two spots to join India and Russia as another emerging market in the top 5 countries by downloads for Q2 2013…The United States, Japan and United Kingdom remained the lders in the iOS App Store when looking at revenue eration, and Australia climbed to #4 after a strong Q2. iOS App Store revenue was driven primarily by the United States and Japan, which combined to account for about half of the total iOS App Store revenue in Q2.App Annie’s report also includes its Games Index tracking mobile games on iOS and Android, which now account for around 40 percent of all downloads on both platforms. During Q2,Gameloft’s Despicable Me: Minion Rushgrabbed the top spot for most downloaded iOS game, while publisherTiny Piecetook the honour on Google Play.As for non-gaming apps, Vine incrsed by three positions to become the most downloaded app during the quarter on iOS, followed closely by YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram.Tencent and Baidu also join and Google among the top 5 most downloaded apps in the App Store:Chinese publishers climbed rankings: Tencent and Baidu, joined Google and to round out the top four publishers by non-game downloads in the iOS App Store. Tencent broke into the top five iOS App Store publishers by downloads in May 2013, and Baidu joined them in June’s ranking.

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