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.
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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