Sensor Tower has returned to the load with an interesting and intense analytical study on App Store downloads during the last quarter of 2019.
In addition, the firm has shared a series of very curious facts about the services, platforms and applications of the App Store from iOS and the store Android.
For example, did you know that the launch of Disney + was the most popular in the last quarter? Or that TikTok ended the year as the second most downloaded application, just behind WhatsApp? Well, you can discover all this data and much more below.
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The most interesting data from App Store downloads at the end of 2019
From Sensor Tower they assured that New Year's Day, thus exceeding the records that were obtained last year (at the beginning of 2019). In 2019, users spent more than 320 million euros, while in 2020 we spent more than 340 million euros on App Store applications.
The last quarter of 2019 brought us some outstanding stories that perfectly summarize the preferences of iPhone and iPad users. These are the four most relevant curiosities of the end of 2019:
Users made a total of 28.7 billion downloads globally during the last quarter of 2019, with a growth of 4.7% over the previous year.
The most popular story of the last quarter was the launch of Disney +, which became the most downloaded app in the United States with more than 30 million downloads.
Google Super Facebook for the first time in more than 5 years becoming the developer company with more downloads among all its applications. They managed to reach up to 841 million first downloads in the last quarter.
TikTok finished the year as the second most downloaded application from the App Store, just behind the almighty WhatsApp. India scheduled 45% of TikTok downloads in 2019.
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The growth of downloads in the App Store and in the Google Play Store
Globally, between the two platforms, downloads grew by 4.7% compared to the last quarter of 2018. As we mentioned previously, the figure has grown to a whopping 28.7 billion application downloads.
On the other hand, at an individual level, the downloads of the App Store (7.8 billion) They grew 7.9% over the same period last year. As for the downloads of the Google Play Store (20.9 billion) They have grown by 3.5% compared to the last quarter of 2018.
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The most downloaded applications from the App Store and Google Play Store
Among the 20 most downloaded applications from the App Store, Google had 6 of them. We talk about YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Chrome, YouTube Music and Google. Facebook managed to include Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger in the list.
Internationally, between the App Store and the Google Play Store, how could it be otherwise WhatsApp was the most downloaded application during the last quarter of 2019 with a growth of 39% over the previous year and with more than 250 million downloads.
In second place we find the TikTok application, reaching a total of more than 220 million installations and a growth of 6% compared to the same period of 2018.
The figures in Europe (App Store) are very similar to those in the United States and of course globally. WhatsApp remains the undisputed leader, secondly we have TikTok and thirdly Instagram. Other popular apps from the App Store are Netflix, Wish, Spotify, Pinterest, Shazam, Telegram or McDonald’s.
And finally, when it comes to mobile games, the biggest winner has been Call of Duty: Mobile with Mario Kart Tour. In the list of most downloaded games we can also find Sand Balls, Brain Out, PUBG Mobile, Fun Race 3D, Ink Inc., Subway Surfers, Fortnite or Aquapark.io, among others.
These have been the most interesting data about downloading applications and games from the App Store and the Google Play Store throughout the last quarter of 2019. What were your favorite apps last year?