App Annie: 26 billion Android and iOS apps downloaded in Q3

Yordan, 26 October 2017

The app analytics platform App Annie published its Q3 app consumer report. According to the data, over 26 billion apps were downloaded by Android and iOS users between June and September, an 8% increase on a yearly basis. Impressively, this number only includes new downloads - no updates or reinstalls.

26 billion Android and iOS apps downloaded in Q3 2017

Users spent nearly 325 billion hours on Android apps, the report also revealed. This is a 40% increase over the previous year and App Annie has an explanation for the spikes of usage. Due to the launch of Reliance Jio and their LTE network back in 2016, India has seen a huge spike in app usage. The country, along with Vietnam and Indonesia, has been experiencing double-digit growth rates.

Applications on iOS also saw a healthy growth in usage. In Q3 iOS app downloads increased 8% YoY. The primary markets are still China, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. App Annie analysts remind that the Arab kingdom recently eased restrictions on messaging apps and expect further app growth in the country.

Spending on apps also grew. Consumers spent $17 billion, with $11 billion of them on the iOS App Store. Both app stores reached impressive 25% growth. App Annie forecasts that users will spend over $100 billion on apps by 2021.



Reader comments

Please no need, everybody knows the biggest money comes from games. Most popular and most trending apps and biggest earners are games and some worst apps than games,instant message apps(social garbage apps). Let's just face it, without it, you can cl...

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Oct 2017
  • jVA

You know that it said apps in general not just gaming apps. Microsoft Word/Excel/ PP are all apps. I'm checking my bank account, 401k, stocks on the daily. I spend a good 30 minutes looking at these things. Many people spend money on playing video ga...

So much money wasted just to pay for wins in some rubbish games, oh boy it what kind oh society we are living

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