Q3 2021 App Data Report

David Curry

Updated: November 29, 2021

Executive summary

The app industry reached $111 billion revenue and 142 billion downloads in 2020, a 24% and 23% increase, respectively, on 2019. After nine months of 2021, it looks like downloads will fall for the first time, while revenue continues to rise.  

Which platform generates the most revenue? 

Apple’s App Store generates more revenue than Google Play. About 65% of all app revenue comes from iOS, despite Google Play having over three times the install base. 

How many apps were downloaded on each platform in 2020? 

34.4 billion apps were downloaded on Apple’s App Store in 2020, but that pales in comparison to Google Play, which reached over 100 billion downloads. 

What was the most downloaded app of 2020? 

TikTok was the most downloaded app, knocking WhatsApp off for the first time since 2017. Zoom was the second most downloaded app of 2020, a sign of the changes in app usage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

App Data Report

Table of contents

  • App Store Statistics
  • Google Play Statistics
  • App Download Statistics
  • App Revenues
  • Popular Apps

The App Data report is provided as downloadable PDF document with all data presented as charts and tables. So you can easily extract graphics and individual data.  It provides an overview of the company’s financials, as well as data on demographics and user breakdowns.

Quoted by Bloomber, Statista, Business Insider, TechCrunch, BBC, WIRED, The New York Times


What’s included? 

  • Document: PDF
  • Charts: 67
  • Data Points: 1144
  • Word Count: 5198
  • Pages: 69

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App Revenue Statistics

List of Charts

  • Apple App Store Statistics
  • Most Popular Categories in App Store
  • Paid vs Free in App Store
  • Average Price in App Store
  • Google Play Statistics
  • Most Popular Categories on Google Play
  • Paid vs Free in Google Play Store
  • Average Price in Google Play Store
  • IAP Average Cost Pricing
  • Subscription App Pricing
  • App Download Statistics
  • App Downloads
  • iOS App Downloads
  • Google Play App Downloads
  • Game Downloads
  • iOS Game Downloads
  • Google Play Game Downloads
  • Non-Gaming App Downloads
  • iOS Non-Gaming App Downloads
  • Google Play Non-Gaming App Downloads
  • Downloads by Country
  • Hours Spent by Country
  • Growth in App Downloads by Country
  • App Revenue Statistics
  • App Revenues
  • iOS App Revenues
  • Google Play App Revenues
  • Game Revenues
  • iOS Game Revenues
  • Google Play Game Revenues
  • Non-Gaming App Revenues
  • iOS Non-Gaming App Revenues
  • Google Play Non-Gaming App Revenues
  • Subscription App Revenues
  • iOS Subscription App Revenues
  • Google Play Subscription App Revenues
  • In-App Purchase Revenues
  • Consumer App Spending by Country
  • App Revenues by Region
  • App Ad Campaign Spend by Region
  • Highest Grossing Apps (2020)
  • Highest Grossing Apps (2017 – 2019)
  • Highest Grossing Apps in the United States (2020)
  • Most Popular Apps
  • Most Downloaded Apps (2020)
  • Most Downloaded Apps (2016 – 2019)
  • Most Downloaded Apps in United States
  • Most Downloaded Apps in United States
  • Most Popular Apps in China
  • Most Downloaded Apps in the UK
  • Most Downloaded Apps in India
  • Most Downloaded Apps in Brazil
  • Most Downloaded Publishers
  • Most Downloaded Publishers (2016 – 2019)
  • Most Downloaded Games
  • Most Downloaded Social Apps
  • Most Downloaded Communication Apps
  • Most Downloaded Entertainment Apps
  • Most Downloaded Music & Audio
  • Most Downloaded Shopping Apps
  • Most Downloaded Food & Drink Apps
  • Most Downloaded Travel Apps
  • Most Downloaded Education Apps
  • Most Downloaded Dating Apps
  • Most Downloaded Health & Fitness

Most Popular Apps

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