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The study took into account the downloads made between 2010 and November 2019. Even if the exact numbers were not disclosed, the report included only single installations. According to the survey, this decade has seen great growth in the mobile application market, with an increase of 5% in the number of downloads and 15% in consumer spending, year after year.
List of the ten most downloaded apps in the decade worldwide includes Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp Photo: Divulgao / App Annie
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WhatsApp, which was frequently among the most downloaded apps in the world during several months of 2019, and was the most popular in the third quarter of the year, appears only in the third position among the most installed in the decade.
On the other hand, the Chinese TikTok, which started to gain popularity only in 2018 and achieved rapid growth, managed to stay in the seventh position on the list. Recently, the app has reached the mark of 1.5 billion downloads worldwide. The overwhelming growth has left the app in front of famous services since the beginning of the decade, such as Twitter and YouTube.
Interestingly, one of the apps on the list is not so popular in Brazil. UC Browser, a Chinese mobile browser available for Android and iPhone (iOS), is widely used in its country of origin, appearing frequently in the list of most downloaded apps in the world. He achieved eighth place in the ranking for the past ten years.
The report also released the list of most profitable applications in the decade. 60% of them are related to streaming services, including the first place, Netflix. Also appearing on the list are Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, Pandora Music and Tencent Video, the last three not so famous in Brazil.
Facebook the most downloaded application of the decade Photo: Bruno Soares / TechTudo
See the list of most downloaded apps of the decade:
See the list of the most profitable apps of the decade:
- Pandora Music
- Tencent Video
- HBO Now
Best of the Year TechTudo 2019: discover the winning apps