The most popular iOS app in the past 10 years, see if you like it or not.
To commemorate the App Store’s 10th birthday, App Annie, the app analytics company, has conducted a comprehensive statistic and tidying of the most popular apps of the past 10 years.
App Store is Apple’s app store launched in July 2008. Since its launch, the app has been downloaded more than 170 billion times, which has enabled developers to earn $30 billion to become the most profitable app store in the world.
10 most popular iOS apps
1. QQ – chat application
QQ is a chat application developed by Tencent, which allows ordinary Chinese users to get to the Internet at the earliest. QQ has successfully ranked among the top ten applications in the world due to its huge user base in China. Although it ranks only tenth, it is not easy to consider that this download is almost entirely supported by Chinese users.
9. WeChat – chat app
WeChat is a phenomena-level chat application launched by Tencent after QQ. It is the main voice chat. Today’s WeChat has become a way of life like its slogan. WeChat payment has become a convenient function for even uncles and aunts and aunts. As of March 2018, WeChat had more than 1 billion active users per month.
8. Skype – video chat app
Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion in 2012 and has now downloaded more than 1 billion times on smartphones. Although both Apple and Google have created their own video chat applications, Skype is still one of the most popular applications in the world. The app was redesigned in 2017 to better compete with Apple’s FaceTime and Facebook Messenger.
7. Snapchat – photo sharing app
Snapchat is a photo-sharing app developed by two students at Stanford University. Launched on the App Store in 2011, Snapchat is now one of the most popular apps ever. As of February, Snapchat had 191 million active users per day.
6. Google Maps
Google Maps is always one of the top 10 apps in the App Store and the sixth most popular app ever. Unfortunately, we do not use Google’s related services. In fact, domestic map applications such as Gao De and Baidu are also more grounded.
5. WhatsApp – chating and calling app
WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile chat app that was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014 and currently has 1.5 billion active users per month.
4. Instagram – photo sharing app
Instagram is a photo social app launched in 2010. It was the “Best App in the App Store” and was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Last month, Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion users.
3. YouTube – video sharing app
YouTube is Google’s most popular video site and has been the top free app in the App Store and the third most popular app ever.
2. Facebook Messenger – social media chat app
Facebook Messenger is a messaging application that is separated from Facebook’s chat service. The app has become very popular and has been at the forefront of the App Store free app leaderboard.
This year, Facebook is redesigning Messenger to make it more concise and intuitive.
1. Facebook – social media app
As the world’s largest social service website, Facebook covers more than 130 countries and has 2 billion users. There is no doubt that Facebook is still one of the top iOS apps in the world and the most downloaded iOS app ever.
In the first quarter of this year alone, Facebook’s downloads were 29.4 million. Although it was affected by the privacy scandal, Facebook still sits on the top of the world’s largest social platform. It is expected that the download volume in the second quarter will not be worse, because everyone usually says no, and the body is still very honest.
Of course, this is only based on the ranking of downloads. The best application in everyone’s mind is different. What is the best application in your mind?