Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

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App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps.

The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play's worldwide downloads were about 85% higher than those from Apple's App Store. App Annie calls this a significant increase from the 70% gap it saw in Q1. iOS still leads in the revenue department.

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Here's what the top categories by usage look like for both platforms:

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Other key findings as relayed by App Annie:

- Even as Germany continues to enjoy stellar year ­over ­year growth, Taiwan’s performance in Q2 2015 helped it rocket past Germany in Google Play revenue. Taiwan’s performance in Q2 2015 was almost entirely driven by the Games category."

- Video streaming apps in China saw explosive revenue growth this quarter, headlined by Y​ouku,​ iQIYI​and T​encent Video.​In Q2 2015, apps from these three services also dominated monthly active user rankings of iOS Entertainment apps in China.

You can find the full report here.

App Annie itself recently launched an in-app analytics offering, which is integrated with Google Analytics.

Images via Google, App Annie

Chris Crum
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