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Number of apps available in leading app stores 2020

What are the biggest app stores in the world?


As of the third quarter of 2020, Android users were able to choose between 2.87 million apps, making Google Play the app store with biggest number of available apps. The Apple App Store was the second-largest app store with almost 1.96 million available apps for iOS. Whereas the exact number of apps may fluctuate as Apple and Google regularly remove low quality content from their app stores, the number of apps has been steadily increasing over the years.

Average app price

Applications generate revenue in several different ways, such as charging users a price for the download of an app, charging for access to premium features of an otherwise free app or simply selling ad space. The average price of an app in the App Store amounts to 1.02 U.S. dollars per app. Google Play may have the bigger number of apps available for download, but the Apple App Store is doing a better job at monetizing its mobile content. In the third quarter of 2020, global consumer spending on mobile apps via the Apple App Store amounted to 19 billion U.S. dollars, absolutely crushing the still impressive 10.3 billion U.S. dollars of the Google Play platform.

Other app stores

Whereas Apple and Google dominate the conversation regarding downloads and spending, there as a few other players with various degrees of market success and relevance. The Amazon Appstore offers approximately 450,000 Android apps to worldwide audiences. The most popular app categories in the Amazon Appstore are gaming, utility, and educational apps. There are also several third-party Android app stores in China, including the Tencent Appstore with over 100,000 available apps as of July 2020.

Number of apps available in leading app stores as of 3rd quarter 2020

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Release date

October 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q3 2020

Special properties

figures have been rounded

Supplementary notes

Google Play, Apple App Store and Amazon Appstore figures as of Q2 2020 by appfigures.
*Windows Store figures as of March 2016 and include phones, desktop and tablet devices. As of Q3 2020, there are no other figures available for Windows Store.

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