The number of downloads in 2019 on the App Store and Google Play Store increased 9.1% last year compared to 2018, accounting for a total of 114.9 billion downloads. Data is from Sensor Tower, which reveal that the app with the most downloads in 2019 globally was WhatsApp, but it is TikTok that proves that “new” apps can appear in the top 3.
Android users downloaded 84.3 billion apps from the Google Play Store, up 11.7% over the same period last year. The App Store saw fewer downloads, 30.6 billion, growing considerably less than Google's service, just 2.7%.
According to company data, compiled after last quarter's 2019 review, WhatsApp is the biggest winner in the most downloaded apps category, with over 800 million downloads made in 2019, followed by TikTok and Messenger. As for games, estimates point to PUBG Mobile as the most downloaded, followed by Garena Free Fire and Subway Surfers.
With regard to the apps that stood out, one of the highlights for the company was Disney +, which launched on November 12 in the United States, causing the service application to be downloaded more than 30 million times in the last quarter of 2019. the first 30 days the service earned more than $ 50 million.
TikTok is another app that deserves special mention in the report, which notes that in 2016 and 2017 Facebook was in the top 3 of the most downloaded apps, until the app came up that lets you edit and post fun videos. App revenues grew 540% in the last quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, rising from fourth place in 2018, the first time on the list, to second in this last year.
The final highlight of the report goes to Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Mobile storm mobile console games and Nintendo's Mario Kart. The Activision Blizzard game, for example, posted the second-best second quarter ever in terms of downloads of any mobile game in the last quarter of 2019, with over 150 million behind only Pokémon Go, whose revenues last year were the best ever.