The Apple iTunes App Store turns 10 on July 10, and to celebrate, market research firm AppAnnie compiled a list marking the trends of the last decade, including the most downloaded apps, the most money spent on them and the market share disparity between Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android. Since the iOS App Store opened in 2008, some 170 billion apps have been downloaded, and we’ve spent $130 billion on them. Apple takes a 30% commission on every app sold or in-app purchase. And on the average, we have just over 100 apps installed on our iPhones and open just under 40 of them monthly.
The most popular game downloads of all time are highlighted by Candy Crush Saga. The rest of the top 5:
Clash of Clans
Honour of Kings.
For overall apps, Facebook is the most popular app download, followed by:
WeChat (Chinese messaging apps.)
QQ (Chinese messaging app.)
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