Number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to December 2018

Google Play Store: number of available apps 2009-2018 This statistic shows the number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to December 2018. The number of available apps in the Google Play Store was most recently placed at 2.6 million apps in December 2018, after surpassing 1 million apps in July 2013. Google Play was originally launched in October 2008 under the name Android Market. As Google’s official app store it offers its customers a range applications and digital media including music, magazines, books, film and TV. With the majority share of apps available from the Google Play Store being free of charge, the company needs to utilize effective business models to secure healthy revenue. As of July 2018, the top grossing Android apps worldwide included popular gaming apps such as Pokemon Go and the ever-popular Candy Crush Saga. Despite the robust gaming app revenues, the majority of gaming apps are free to download and rely on monetization via in-game purchases of items such as boosters and accessories.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Number of available apps
Dec '182,600,000
Sep '182,600,000
Jun '183,300,000
Mar '183,600,000
Dec '173,500,000
Sep '173,300,000
Jun '173,000,000
Mar '172,800,000
Dec '162,600,000
Sep '162,400,000
Feb '162,000,000
Nov '151,800,000
Jul '151,600,000
Feb '151,400,000
Jul '141,300,000
Jul '131,000,000
Apr '13850,000
Oct '12700,000
Sep '12675,000
Jun '12600,000
May '12500,000
Feb '12450,000
Dec '11400,000
Aug '11300,000
Jul '11250,000
Apr '11200,000
Oct '10100,000
Jul '1070,000
Apr '1038,000
Mar '1030,000
Dec '0916,000
Number of available apps
Dec '182,600,000
Sep '182,600,000
Jun '183,300,000
Mar '183,600,000
Dec '173,500,000
Sep '173,300,000
Jun '173,000,000
Mar '172,800,000
Dec '162,600,000
Sep '162,400,000
Feb '162,000,000
Nov '151,800,000
Jul '151,600,000
Feb '151,400,000
Jul '141,300,000
Jul '131,000,000
Apr '13850,000
Oct '12700,000
Sep '12675,000
Jun '12600,000
May '12500,000
Feb '12450,000
Dec '11400,000
Aug '11300,000
Jul '11250,000
Apr '11200,000
Oct '10100,000
Jul '1070,000
Apr '1038,000
Mar '1030,000
Dec '0916,000
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Description

Source

More information

This statistic shows the number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to December 2018. The number of available apps in the Google Play Store was most recently placed at 2.6 million apps in December 2018, after surpassing 1 million apps in July 2013. Google Play was originally launched in October 2008 under the name Android Market. As Google’s official app store it offers its customers a range applications and digital media including music, magazines, books, film and TV. With the majority share of apps available from the Google Play Store being free of charge, the company needs to utilize effective business models to secure healthy revenue. As of July 2018, the top grossing Android apps worldwide included popular gaming apps such as Pokemon Go and the ever-popular Candy Crush Saga. Despite the robust gaming app revenues, the majority of gaming apps are free to download and rely on monetization via in-game purchases of items such as boosters and accessories.
Show more
Release date
December 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
December 2009 to December 2018
Supplementary notes
Google's June 2012 figures were announced at the company's I/O Conference on June 27, 2012. July 2013 data were from Google's Android and Chrome summer announcement in July 2013. In summer 2018, Google removed a large amount of apps from its Google Play platform, mostly due to an updated version of the company’s Developer Policy.
Figures have been rounded.
More information
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Android
Android

All Information
in one Presentation

Android

Everything On "Android" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Android"
  • Mobile OS overview
  • Android mobile devices
  • Android tablets
  • Android apps
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Statistics on the topic
Topics
About Statista
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News