Apple App Store gained more popularity than Google Play Store in the first half of 2019!

App store has been dominating over the Google play store and is collecting more revenue than Google Play. Although the App store’s growth was comparatively less at the start of this year than last year, its revenue is still more than Google Play, according to a report by SensorTower. Apple’s users approximately spent $25 billion in the first half of 2019. Whereas the rate was $26.8 billion last year. Furthermore, Apple and Google made $39.7 billion in revenue altogether in 2019, so far.

According to the report, Apple made 80% more profit than Google play in 2019 and 19.6% in 2018. Apple's slow growth this year can be attributed to "overall downturn in consumer spending on iOS apps in China". However, China is expected to show progress in the next year, according to Sensor tower report.

Global App Revenue Reached $39 Billion in the First Half of 2019, Up 15% Year-Over-Year

The growth can also be affected by apps such as Netflix. Netflix plunged in-app subscription first for Android and then for iOS users as well in 2018. Also, Netflix is accessed without in-app purchasing. This also affected the growth rate. Netflix rarely contributes to making a revenue for app stores. According to Sensor Tower report, Netflix was the second greatest non-game app. Its consumer spending was $459 million and $339 million in 2018 and 2019 respectively.


Apart from Netflix, dating app has also experienced slow growth rate than before, as estimated by eMarketer. It is assumed that 25.1 million people will use dating app this year.

iOS apps experienced the downfall in China this year, a decrease in downloads is seen.

However, most downloaded apps this year were almost the same such as Facebook, Messenger, and others, while TikTok was downloaded more than Instagram. Apart from these, top games were Tencent’s Honor of king, Monster Strike, Candi Crush and popular PUBG.

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