Tinder is the most revenue-generating app, Netflix and YouTube behind

$21.9 billion in Q3 2019, compared to $17.9 billion in Q3 2018.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 10 2019 11:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

The amount of spending consumers do on mobile apps and games is increasing in a big way, with mobile app research firm Sensor Tower releasing some new data that is quite surprising, to say the least.

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Sensor Tower estimates that consumers spent a huge $21.9 billion on mobile apps across the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in Q3 2019 alone, which is up from $17.9 billion in the same quarter of 2018 -- representing an increase of 22.9%.

Apple did the biggest business with $14.2 billion or so in gross app revenue in Q3 2019, up from the $11.6 billion in Q3 2018 while Google made $7.7 billion in revenue in Q3 2019 versus $6.2 billion from Q3 2018.

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Apple might be the one making the most Benjamins, but it is Google that has the most total app downloads. Google has a huge (but estimated) 21.6 billion app downloads in Q3 2019 alone, with just 8 billion downloads on iOS in comparison.

The last bit of data, which I find the most interesting -- is that Tinder is the most revenue-generating app across both iOS and Android. Netflix comes in second, YouTube in third, and iQIYI in fourth.

As for app popularity, WhatsApp is the most-downloaded app of them all... TikTok, Messenger, Facebook, and Instagram come in second, third, fourth, and fifth most-downloaded apps across both stores, respectively.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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