App Download and Usage Statistics (2019)

Tweet18Share154Share132In 2018, the app as we know it turned 10. There were 500 apps on the first iteration of Apple’s App Store in 2008. We’ve come a long way since then. In 2018, Tim Cook announced that there were 20 million registered iOS developers catering for the 500 million weekly visitors to the App Store alone. We don’t have equivalent figures for Android, but previous unofficial estimates have put it above iOS in terms of developer volume. That’s a lot of developer talent; but they’re catering to one of the world’s biggest consumer bases: app users. There are over five billion mobile users in the world, with global internet penetration standing at 57%. As of the first quarter of 2019, these app users could choose to … Continue reading App Download and Usage Statistics (2019)