Growth in App Downloads in Q1 2018

The top apps in the App stores of Apple and Google are no surprise.

Research company Sensor Tower have released their Q1 2018 top apps downloaded in both major app stores. While there is no surprise who’s leading, there is growth in downloads of 7.6% year over year (Q1 2017).

The research points to a few highlights :

  • Facebook leads the charts with 4 out of 5 top apps
  • PUBG by tencent is the most installed game in Q1 2018
  • Tik Tok the like  app is leading the Apple app store in Q1 2018

Sensor Tower published the top apps and games with more than 50 million downloads by 3 categories – Apple Store, Play Store and overall. There are very similar results in both stores and we can say that of the most downloaded products (with more than 50 million downloads) users chose apps over games.

The Only 3 games in the overall chart are PUGB (first in games), Subway Surfers and Garena Free Fire. The only app in top 5 overall who don’t belong to Facebook is UC Browser that ranked in 5th place.

In the USA, the top 5 apps are : Facebook Messenger, Bitmoji, Netflix, Wish and Facebook. Whatsapp only ranked 16th below Spotify, Pandora and Snapchat. Facebook slipped on both stores and on Play Store the app ranked in only 10th place, after ranked in 8 place in the quarter before (Q4 2017).

You can read the full report on Sensor Tower site.


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