According to a recent study by SensorTower, the top 10 applications have been shuffled around since the first quarter of 2017, and only a few of them will surprise you. On the one hand, WhatsApp remains at the top of the global list, but was exceeded in the Google Play store. However, Facebook could claim the majority of the top five with Messenger and Instagram, a consolation prize more than suitable for the social media giant. However, to the great displeasure of Facebook, Snapchat, perhaps the most bitter rival, was able to enter the top 5 worldwide.


Outside the top five, there are a number of points key that should not be ignored. On the one hand, YouTube, although it was automatically downloaded to all Android devices, could still come out of the top ten, as the second most downloaded application in the App Store . In the same way, despite being out of the top ten for each platform, Spotify remained at number ten with relatively large downloads on both platforms, but outside the top ten.

The United States list , however, tells a very different story. With Messenger occupying first place overall and Snapchat claiming a remarkable second place overall on Google Play, this rivalry may be much closer than we think. Another significant point is that Uber beats Facebook in the Apple store for the first time in the new installations of iOS .

The new installations of applications that do not they are games increased by 3 percent in the Apple App Store, from 4,400 million to 4,600 million. The installations of applications that are not games of Google Play grew 18 percent, from 7,300 million to 8,600 million. Seen in this context, the revenue growth of Google Play is somewhat mitigated by the fact that the Apple store is still generating significantly more revenue with a smaller number of (and slower growing) application facilities.


In terms of revenue worldwide, Netflix was once again the application of higher revenues worldwide on both platforms and in the App Store. The application of the transmission giant saw its revenues grow approximately 233 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, from $ 46 million to $ 153 million. This dramatically exceeded the average revenue growth in both stores by 56 percent and that of rival Hulu by 22 percent. Netflix previously reported that the year-on-year growth of Q2 2017 yielded 36 percent revenue, a figure that represents the total revenues of set-top boxes, personal computers and mobile platforms. Taking this into account, its growth in mobile revenue is proving to be considerably more pronounced than that generated by non-mobile platforms.