Google Play Leads In Downloads But Apple Is Leading In App Revenue By 75% [Report]

According to App Annie 2015 Retrospective report, Google Play continues to dominate in the app market with a 60% download lead over iOS. The top five contributors in the growth of Google’s app were Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Mexico.

On the the other hand, China, Japan and US contributed in the growth of iOS. China which was the second largest market for iOS in 2014, claimed the top spot for iOS growth in 2015.


Image 2Interestingly although Google Play Store has been leading, iOS is leading on the revenue pattern.

Ridesharing app

In India, Ola is dominating in the space while Uber continues to dominate in other regions.


Dating App

According to the report, Tinder is leading in the space.

“While the app steadily amassed a large user base since its launch in September 2012, it finally made its leap into monetization in 2015.”

Music Streaming Apps

The world revenue for music streaming apps has increased by 2.2X in 2015, compared to 2014. This shows the success of  subscription-based revenue models, said the report.


While most of the countries are being dominated by Spotify, Saavn clearly is the dominant player in India. Here is a glimpse of all the music apps which are dominating throughout the globe,



Retail Apps

Amazon has been stated as the top app in US, Japan and UK.

The report also revealed that India is growing faster than any other country in m- commerce. The report said, “Mobile-first apps were even more prominent in India, accounting for 6 of the top 10 spots by combined iOS App Store and Google Play downloads. Furthermore, the download growth for India’s top 10 retail apps was significantly higher than those in Japan and the US.”



Apple though was a late entrant into the space, the interest in the space increased significantly after its products and the company grew from 3000 apps in April to over 14,000 by December.

And here is the list of the top 10 apps by downloads worldwide:

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