Net income of the App Store and Google Play in the fourth quarter of 2016 reached $8.7 billion, corresponding to growth at an annual rate of 67%. Such data leads research firm Sensor Tower.
Analysts have published a report regarding the revenues generated by Apple and Google due to corporate app stores. At first the result was much better: $5.4 billion for the year and an increase of 60%, Google earnings less ($3.3 billion), but growth was much higher – 82%.
In the last quarter of last year was 19.2 billion downloaded applications (17%), and for the year overall, the users have installed more than 80 billion programs.
The most downloaded app in 2016 was the official client Facebook. In second place is Facebook Messenger and the honorary third place in WhatsApp.
If we talk about the most profitable applications, the leader is software Spotify, in second place is Line, and the third — Netflix. He and the other rating does not include the game program.