Recently, Apple shared a selection of the most popular applications in Spain, but it was a list based solely and exclusively on the year 2019. Now, from App Annie) (https://www.appannie.com/en/insights/ market-data / a-look-back-at-the-top-apps-games-of-the-decade /), have published a list of the most downloaded games and applications of the last decade.
And the list has been separated into different categories, so you can see what they have been the most successful applications at download level and consumption level. In the lists we find well-known applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, TikTok or Pokmon GO, but also with some surprise such as UC Browser or Pandora Music.
Before starting, it should be noted that the data has been collected from 2010 to February 2019, and not only belong to the iOS App Store. App Annie has collected combined data from the App Store and Google Play Store since January 2012.
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These are the most downloaded applications of the last decade
In the first list you can see a top 10 of the most downloaded applications from 2010 to 2019. It includes Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, TikTok, UC Browser, YouTube and Twitter. Not very surprising data, the applications of social networks and of messenger They are the most used. But it is interesting to see how the UC Browser browser has managed to sneak into the list.
At the consumption level, the apps that fill the list are of entertainment and of music. Apps like Netflix, Tinder, Pandora, Spotify, HBO …
As for the most downloaded games, Subway Surfers holds first place. Ahead of other popular games like Candy Crush, Temple Run 2 or Clash of Clans.
And finally, the games with the highest consumption costs have been Clash of Clans, Monster Strike and Candy Crush Saga. Here is the complete list: