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🎮 The Top Mobile Games in May by Downloads and Revenue

We crunched the numbers and ranked the games with the most downloads and revenue across the App Store and Google Play in May 2021.


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The One Where Friends Takes On Cruella

HBO Max's Friends reunion premiered last week and audiences showed just how much they miss the past.


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Amazon Slips, Lets Fast Fashion SHEIN Take Download Lead

The secretive Chinese fast-fashion retailer is turning mobile commerce on its head right now.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Apps in April

We crunched the numbers and ranked the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in April 2021.


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🎮 The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in April

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the games with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play for the month of April, 2021.


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🎮 The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in March

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the games with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in March 2021.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Apps in March

We crunched the numbers and ranked the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in March 2021.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Apps in February

We crunched the numbers and ranked the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in February 2021.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in February

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the games with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in February 2021.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in January

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the games with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in January 2021.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Apps in January

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in January 2021.


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The Rise of Clubhouse

Excitement around Clubhouse, an audio-first social network is growing strong. Here are the numbers.


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Uber Gets a Liquor License by Buying Drizly

Let's take a look at what 2020 meant for alcohol delivery apps, and why Uber chose Drizly.


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Reddit, a Short Squeeze, and Elon Musk Push Robinhood to the Moon 🚀

Robinhood downloads have exploded as Redditors try to redistribute wealth in an unprecedented short squeeze. And Elon Musk.


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These Are the Most Downloaded Mobile Apps in December 2020

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play in December 2020.


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When Musk, Snowden, and WhatsApp Want You to Get Signal

WhatsApp's new terms and ultimatum is leading millions to seek alternatives


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Parler's Last Hurrah

Free-speech social network Parler is about to get the axe as millions are moving over.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in December 2020

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the games with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play.


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The Office Moved to Peacock and So Did the Downloads

NBC's Peacock is the latest streaming service provider to see a spike in downloads following new content.


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Wonder Woman Delivers for HBO Max, Beating All of Disney+'s Recent Releases

Wonder Woman 1984 got a lot of people interested in HBO Max. Here are the numbers behind its success.


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The Most Downloaded Mobile Games in 2020

2020 was a big year for games on the App Store and Google Play. Here are the winners.


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The Most Downloaded Apps Worldwide in 2020

We crunched the numbers and rounded up the apps with the most downloads across the App Store and Google Play.


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The Most Downloaded Apps and Games in November 2020

We crunched the numbers and here are the top apps and games in the App Store and Google Play.


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Coinbase Downloads Balloon As Bitcoin Hits a Record High

Bitcoin has hit a three-year high and guess what's everyone using to buy it?


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Apple Just Changed the Rules, And (Almost) Everyone's Getting a Bonus

The numbers behind the App Store Small Business Program


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Hundreds of Thousands Find Their Voice in Parler—Downloads Nearing 4 Million

Parler is getting a lot of attention again. So much it's become the #1 app across the App Store and Google Play!


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Parler Overtakes Twitter in the U.S. as Downloads Grow by 8,300%

Twitter's new twin has gained excitement, momentum, and some serious endorsements


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How Much Is a Single Download Worth to a Mobile Casino Game?

Casino game revenue is up 53% during the lockdown, but this game isn't just about totals


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Market Volatility Catapults Robinhood's Downloads for Second Time in 2020

No-fee Robinhood is enabling mere mortals to take their chances in the stock market


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Airbnb Downloads Recover to Pre-COVID Levels in the U.S.

A sigh of relief for Airbnb in its journey to recovery


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Demand for Police Scanners Challenges Tiktok, Youtube, and Facebook in the App Store

Nationwide protests are driving massive downloads for Police Scanners and News Apps


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All the Bits - Twitch Revenue Quadruples During Lockdown

The once gamer-focused platform is now used by everyone, which means more downloads and more revenue!


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Zynn Launches, Challenges TikTok and Dethrones Zoom

Just when TikTok thought everything was going well...


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The Numbers Behind Area F2, The Rainbow Six Clone Ubisoft Took Down by Force

Let's find out just how many downloads does it take to tick Ubisoft off


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Happy Birthday to the Oculus Quest - Charting First Year Demand

Using app downloads to estimate unit sales for the Oculus Quest sales


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Demand for Walmart's Flagship App Tops Amazon's for First Time in 2020

A look into how Walmart's mobile strategy is chipping at Amazon's competitive advantage


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Electric Scooter Rental Downloads Grow 3.5x as Bird, Lime, and Spin Returns to Cities

In the age of social-distancing demand for alternative modes of transportation is growing.


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Shopify Launches Shop, Takes Top Rank from Walmart and Challenges Amazon

A strategic move by Shopify propels their new shopping assistant to the top of the charts


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Google Maps Downloads Rise for the Third Week in a Row

Countries re-opening has a direct impact on app downloads


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India and Brazil Push TikTok's Downloads to a New All-Time High

TikTok continues to break records with quarterly downloads reaching an all-new high.


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Audible vs. Kindle: E-books Outperform Audiobooks During Social Distancing

Both e-books and audiobooks surge during the pandemic, but one pulls ahead


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Epic Begrudgingly Brings Fortnite to Google Play

After months of fighting with Google, Epic gives up fight and puts Fortnite on Google Play


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Verizon Chases Zoom, Acquires Blue Jeans to Get Into Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is the future, according to Verizon


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Airtime is the Netflix & Chill for YouTube — Hits 1,000,000 Downloads

Is streaming alone less fun than streaming together? Airtime says yes a million times.


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Hollywood's $1.75 Billion Bet on Short-form Video Streaming

Quibi's launch brings together premium content with short-form video streaming


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Downloads of Shopify's Package Tracker Arrive Double as Online Shopping Increases

Increase in online shopping pushes growth of package tracker in the US.


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Instacart's Extraordinary Growth, By the Numbers

Instacart grows by a factor of 10 during the lockdown


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HBO Goes Free to Slow the Spread, Pushing Downloads Up 500%

Streaming providers race to grab attention during the lockdown.


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Disney+ Arrives in Europe, Gains More than a Million new Downloads

The numbers behind the rollout of Disney+ in Europe.


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The Open Source Zoom Alternative with More than 1.4M Downloads

A free alternative to Zoom is taking off all around the world


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Burger King Steps Up and the Downloads Follow

Burger King is getting more downloads than McDonald's


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Instacart Sees Amazon-Like Download Surge

As restaurants close for safety many are relying on the gig-economy for grocery shopping


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Move Over CNN, Fox, People Want Their News Aggregated!

New aggregation services are growing at a faster pace than traditional media


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Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft Downloads Hit All-Time Lows

The impact of COVID-19 on sharing-economy apps is mind-blowing.


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The Impact of a Nationwide Quarantine on App Store Downloads

The biggest trends in App Store downloads we're seeing in Italy right now


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How the Coronavirus is Impacting Downloads of Business Apps

Working from home is resulting in millions of downloads for business apps.


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App Store Downloads Show China’s Workforce is Working From Home

Much of China’s massive workforce has been grounded since the novel coronavirus hit the country, forcing companies across the country to shut down temporarily.


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TikTok is Proving that All Publicity is Good Publicity

TikTok's in the news, and downloads are flying up and to the right!


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Microsoft Teams Dethrones Slack, Becomes Most Downloaded Business Chat App in 2019

There's a new sheriff in team messaging town, and it's giving Slack a run for its VC money


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Apple Erases More than 20 Million Ratings in Two Days

Many developers, large and small, woke up last week to a very sad reality, where their apps were stripped of thousands of app ratings.


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What Kind of Apps and Games Get Featured on Google Play?

Getting featured on Google Play is something every Android developer would like to experience, but it isn’t something you can just ask for or pay for.


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This is What Going Viral Looks Like – The Numbers Behind FaceApp

FaceApp has been in the news a lot this week. The seemingly magical AI face morphing app went viral earlier this week, resulting in a meteoric rise in Top App charts.


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Snapchat’s Gender Swap Filters = 41% More Downloads

SnapChat's new investment in filters seems to be paying off. Big time!


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Who’s Using Apple’s ARKit (2019)?

Apple has been pushing ARKit as the future. Here's a lok at who's using it so far in 2019.


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The Time The U.S. Government Took Over The App Store & Google Play

Did you know the IRS has a mobile app? Here's a look at it's performence this tax season.


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Microsoft Goes All-In On React Native For Their Mobile Apps

A look under the hood of many Microsoft apps shows they're moving to React Native


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Honey Comes and Goes – A Lesson In App Marketing

This app went viral overnight. Here's how they did it.


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Shazam for iOS Sheds 3rd Party SDKs

A look under the hood of Apple-owned Shazam shows it's getting rid of 3rd party SDKs. Here are all the SDKs that got the axe.


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Square Takes On PayPal With Its New In-App Payments SDK

Payment processors are squaring off on mobile. Here are the winners (and losers).


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Thousands of iOS Apps Lost Half of Their Ratings This Weekend

App Store bug strips popular apps of their hard-earned ratings. Here's everyone that was affected.


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The Numbers Behind Apple’s Best Apps & Games of 2018

Apple just revealed the top apps of the year. Here's why these were chosen.


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Apple Leaves More Than 6,200 Mac Apps Homeless

Mac App Store bug kicks 20%+ of apps out of the store. Here's how big this issue is.


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Who’s Downloading Mobile Banking Apps?

Banks are competing over your attention, now through your pocket. Here are the winners and losers.


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Spotify was downloaded on 25 million iPhones in the U.S. in 2018

Music streaming apps are growing. Here's what the landscape looks like.


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Walmart Struggles to Compete With Amazon on The App Store

We all know Amazon is a power-house. But just how hard is it to compete with Amazon? Find out in this report.


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Microsoft Challenges Firefox For 2nd Most Downloaded Mobile Web browser In The U.S.

Microsoft is actually kicking ass with their mobile browser. Here are the numbers to prove it.


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Amazon’s App Downloads Quadruple During Prime Day

Amazon went all-in this Prime Day with ads on and off the store, and it worked. Here's the data behind their success.


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iOS Developers Ship 29% Fewer Apps In 2017, The First Ever Decline - And More Trends To Watch

Apple's App Store shrank for the first time. See this and other app and mobile SDK trends in our latest annual report.


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From Idea To 500,000 Users - An App Success Story With Christian Perez

In this episode of developer stories we talked to Christian Perez, an indie designer, about his journey


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Making the Switch to Subscriptions – The Story of Ulysses

Changing your business model isn't an easy decision. Max tells us about building Ulysses and going subscriptions.


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Making Apps People Need - Litha Soyizwapi Creator of GauRider App

Litha saw a problem, designed an app to solve it, built it, and then promoted reaching the top charts — all by himself.


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7 Insights From GSMA’s Mobile Connectivity Index

We analyzed the latest Mobile Connectivity Index from the GSMA and here are seven insights you need to know about.


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Designing With Simplicity in Mind - Ryan McLeod of Blackbox

Award winning game Blackbox creator tells us about design decisions and crafting fun (but challenging) experiences.


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Annual report: App Stores Start to Mature – 2016 Year in Review

In our latest annual report we dive into app development trends, store growth, and the technologies powering apps.