Statistics & Trend for Mobile Applications (Top 10 Downloads) – Part 2

With around 7 Million mobile applications that are available in the market globally right now, it is hard for a user to pick which application is the best for them. You can refer here if you would like to know more about the market share for iOS and Android respectively.

Thus, we have complied a list that shows the Top 10 downloads in 2020 for both Android and iOS platforms. The list has been separated into two categories which are General Applications (Android and iOS) & Games Applications (Android and iOS).



Figure 1: Top 10 general applications for Android (JAN 2020)

Figure 1 represents the downloads of Android applications for January 2020. WhatsApp manages to stand in the first place in Google Play Store with 88 Million downloads for that months and leaves TikTok and Instagram behind with 63 Million and 43 Million downloads respectively.

For your information, 5 of the applications that were in the top 10 list were by Facebook, Inc company. The applications were: –

  1. Whatsapp
  2. Instagram
  3. Facebook
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook Lite

Billions of users use their platforms, applications, and services making Facebook a large company that holds countless user data.

Figure 2: Top 10 general applications  for iOS (JAN 2020)

The number of downloads from Figure 2 represents the downloads on the iOS platform in January 2020. The data shows that the applications have a small variance between each of them. TikTok holds the first place in the list with 14 Million downloads follows by WhatsApps and Youtube which have 12 Million downloads.

From both figures (Figure 1 & Figure 2), we can conclude that: –

  1. TikTok and WhatsApp applications were both popular in either the Android or iOS platforms. As a result, both of them switch place between the first and the second place on the top 10 list.
  2. Almost 65% of the applications on the top 10 lists were social media and messaging type apps. Other than that, the apps that were in the top 10 list were entertainment and a navigation type which commonly use in our lifestyle.
  3. Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, and TikTok are the only applications that exist in the list of the top 10 downloads for both platforms.



Figure 3: Top 5 game applications  for Android (JAN 2020)

Figure 3 shows that Johny Trigger has the most download compare to others. Hunter Assasin has 1 Million fewer downloads compare to Johny Trigger.

Figure 4: Top 5 game applications  for iOS (JAN 2020)

For the iOS game which shows in Figure 4, Brain Out held the first place in the Top 5 download games for iOS in February 2020. The rest has less than 10 Million downloads making a huge difference between the first place and others.

According to the figure above (Figure 3 and 4), we can see that Brain Out and Sand Balls successfully make a place for a Top 5 list in February 2020 for both platforms.



To make a successful mobile app and able to achieve millions of downloads from the users is not as easy as you think and quite challenging. You need to figure out what people love and use the most. It is all about analyzing and investigating the demand from the social community and market place. Different types of people of different ages have a lot of different preferred apps for them. Making an application without investigating the trend is such a useless effort and waste of the resources.

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Source: appsimilar



Statistics & Trend for Mobile Applications (Android vs iOS) – Part 1

The usage of the software and the development of the smartphone grows rapidly and evolving around us. Android and iOS are two popular operating systems in a smartphone that have overpowered the evolution of this technology.


Frequency of the New Mobile Applications

Based on appinventiv website:-

  • In July 2019, the total number of software in the Google Play Store was around 2, 714, 499.
    • Google Play Store will have: –

Source: appinventiv (Google Play Store statistics)


  • In July 2018, App Store has more than 2, 200, 000 software.
    • App Store will have: –

Source: appinventiv (Apple App Store statistics)


Statistics of the New Mobile Applications

Line chart 1 and Table 1 above shows that, both platforms only have a slight difference in terms of mobile applications number. The number of applications in Android and iOS increasing linearly throughout the year but not in 2017.

During 2017, Google Play Store removes approximately 1.1 million of its software. The real reason why this happens is still unknown but we believe that Google Play Store detected and remove a lot of applications in their store that have hidden malware, violate privacy policies, threatening mobile security and a lot more.

Source: Statista (Number of Applications in Google Play Store 2009 – 2019)

Source: Statista (Number of Applications in Apple App Store 2008 – 2019)

Source: Statista (Number of Applications in Apple App Store Jul 2008 – Jan 2017)

Bar graph 1 above shows that the App Store has 1 million apps more than the Google Play Store (2019) and this number is still increasing rapidly.



Xenber as one of the top mobile app development company, we need to sensitive to the market trend and familiar with the app store statistic.

As of 2020, we estimated currently there are about 7 million mobile apps in both the google play store and apple app store (this number have not included the third player Huawei App Gallery yet) , and the number is still increasing regardless just a few popular apps that normally user will be installed in their own phone.