Travel app downloads jump to 86% as restrictions lift

Anne Freer | July 19, 2021

App Business

Travel apps have seem a 86% spike in downloads in the US as restrictions are beginning to lift.

That’s according to the latest app index from AppFigures which also noted that travel was the category with the most growth over the last year.

Among non-gaming apps, WhatsApp took the top spot ahead of TikTok in June 2021.

While TikTok is still the most downloaded app worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, WhatsApp scored in June with 21 million downloads on iOS alone. That’s double the downloads compared to June 2021.

The top 5 app by downloads were similar compared to May and included TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Zoom.

Combined, the top 10 apps were downloaded more than 350 million times worldwide which is a drop of 3% over May 2021.

For revenues, YouTube dominated on both app stores at $54 million.
Tinder is in second spot at an estimated revenue of $53 million, followed by HBO Max with $50 million.

Together, the top 10 apps secured a net revenue of $313 million in the US alone.

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