These are the most popular iOS Apps – ever

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the iOS App Store, App Annie has put together an interesting and detailed look at the first decade of app downloads. Follow along for a look at the all-time most popular apps and games by downloads, revenue, and much more.

First up are the top 10 most popular apps from 2010 vs. 2018 (iOS games excluded). Eight years ago Talking Tom Cat topped the list for most downloaded apps, meanwhile today, Tik Tok – an extremely popular social media app in Asia – sits at number one just ahead of YouTube.

As for the most popular apps by consumer spend, productivity, education, and navigation apps made up most of the top ten back in 2010 with Documents To Go being the most lucrative app. Now, with consumer preferences having evolved, entertainment and social apps like Netflix, Pandora Music, YouTube, and Tinder are what users are spending the most on.



As for games, the categories of all-time popularity by downloads and revenue are dominated by the household names of Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, which is no suprise.



As for all-time iOS app downloads, the so-called “Essentials” like Facebook, Google, and more carry the top ten list.





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