Facebook is the champion among the most downloaded apps of all time on Google Play and the App Store. Mark Zuckerberg's social network reached 330 billion downloads from the Google store versus 170 from Apple, according to report data. In addition to this, other highlights also remain at the top of the ranking: WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Skype. With this information, it is possible to understand more about the behavior of Android and iPhone (iOS) users around the world. The data comes from a study by App Annie, a provider of data for the app market, in celebration of the 10 years of app stores launched in 2008.
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Other platforms known on the Internet, such as Twitter, however, have not had good results over the years and have left the list of official app stores. To find out, check out below some curiosities about the most popular apps pointed out by the study. The data were organized by the dnetc.
Annual list of most downloaded apps on Google Play and App Store reveals popularity of services Photo: Reproduction
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The most downloaded app of all time is Facebook, with more than 500 billion downloads in the official app stores. This achievement earned US $ 85 billion (about R $ 322.3 billion in direct conversion) in spending on the platform by Android users and US $ 130 billion (R $ 492.9 billion) in the case of accounts accessed by iOS, according to data determined by the App Annie. On Google Play, the company responsible for the social network dominates, with four software at the top of the list: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Interestingly, the dominance of Mark Zuckerberg's company in the App Store ranking is hampered by the native Google system app, YouTube, which emerges as third place. Check out the full ranking below:
Ranking of the most downloaded apps on the Google store Photo: Divulgao / App Annie
Top 10 of the App Store apps Photo: Divulgao / App Annie
2. Facebook leader for three years on Android and only one on iOS
According to the App Annie report, Facebook was the leader of downloads in the Google store during the years 2012, 2013 and 2016. In the others, the application lost its post to the messengers Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, in 2014 and 2017 ; WhatApp, in 2015; and Facebook Messenger in 2018.
Facebook was the most downloaded app on both systems Photo: Luciana Maline / dnetc
On iOS, the social network program came in first place only in 2013. In other years, it appeared after Talking Tom, in 2010; Instagram, YouTube and Skype, in 2011; YouTube, Google Maps and Skype, in 2012; Facebook Messenger, in 2014, 2015 and 2016. J in 2017, it was surpassed by YouTube and Facebook Messenger. Finally, this year, he appeared after newcomer Tik Tok, YouTube, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
3. Instagram entered Apple's top 10 in 2011 (never to leave)
The photo and video sharing app entered Apple's top 10 in 2011, with fifth place at the time. After that, the application returned to the ranking in all the following years. Six years ago, when it was bought by Facebook, it reached the first position of the podium.
Instagram has been part of the Apple ranking since 2011 Photo: Carolina Oliveira / dnetc
In the analysis of Google Play carried out since 2012, the app also appears among the 10 most downloaded in all years. However, despite the evidence in front of the others, he never made it to the top and had fourth best place in the official Android store.
4. Snapchat appears in the Google Play ranking three years later
Launched in 2011, Snapchat became one of the 10 most downloaded apps on the App Store in 2013, with the sixth place in the dispute. After that, it just got off the list last year. However, the program only became part of the list of top downloads on Google Play three years later, in 2016, when it debuted in fifth place.
Snapchat first became popular at Apple Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc
5. Twitter: loss of popularity
Present among the top ten most downloaded from the two app stores in the early years, Twitter lost position over time. The app for social media devices has been out of the Google and Apple indexes since 2015 and never came back.
Twitter was left behind in the competition of the most downloaded on Android and iOS, according to survey by App Annie Photo: Caio Bersot / dnetc
In the ranking of the most downloaded applications ever from the App Store, an app called QQ is surprising in 10 places. The program, which does not even appear on the Android table, the most popular free messenger in China with 899 million active accounts in June 2016. WeChat, another service from Tencent, the same developer of QQ, took its place in the overall ranking of Apple and got 9th place. Despite its success on iOS, the instant messaging solution only appeared on Google Play for 10 years in 2013.
7. Tik Tok, leader and rookie
TikTok records short dubbing videos and is a hit with young people Photo: Divulgao / TikTok
The Tik Tok debuted in the two rankings of the apps with the most downloads in 2018 and, in the list of Apple, conquered, at first, the top of the survey. In the list of Google, the application of short videos, previously called Musical.Ly came in seventh place. The program is very popular with young people and allows you to record between 15 and 60 seconds, in addition to providing an extensive library of music so that users can have fun while dubbing.
Via App Annie 1 and App Annie 2
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