The most popular Google Play Apps of all time

App Annie just shared an overview over the most popular Google Play apps ever. They also shared some more interesting stuff.

Google launched Google Play on March 6th, 2012. Since then four years passed. The app downloads increased about 400% since then, but the revenue also 3500%. Isn't that amazing? This shows that mobile development is a real important development area nowadays.


And here's a list now of the different categories:

Most-downloaded apps of all time

  1. Facebook
  2. WhatsApp
  3. Facebook Messenger
  4. Instagram
  5. Clean Master
  6. Skype
  7. LINE
  8. Viber
  9. Twitter
  10. Flashlight by Surpax

I'm quite surprised that the Google apps aren't in this list (for example GMail has over one billion downloads). But maybe App Annie just analyzed the non-Google apps.

But it shouldn't be surprising that all the four most downloaded apps are by Facebook or a company they bought. Facebook entered the mobile market very early and always tried to buy uprising new apps, that may have a chance to become very popular or that are really popular, like WhatsApp.

Now let's continue with the app that generate the most revenue…

Top apps of all time by revenue

  1. LINE
  3. LINE Manga
  4. Pandora Radio
  5. KakaoTalk
  6. GREE
  7. Pokemini
  8. Dragon Quest X Adventurer's Convenient Outing Tool
    (not found on Google Play) Could you please comment the app id, so that the Play Store listing appears here too?
  9. LOVOO
  10. Tinder

Sources: Quartz and BGR

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