The analytics wizards at Distimo have released their July report on mobile trends, this time focusing on the Top Apps for the Apple App Store and Google Play. However tucked away in their findings was an interesting look at how the Apple App Store has grown in the last six months.
Between February and July of 2013 the Apple App Store grew by 15 percent while their competitor Google Play saw its own store grow by 67 percent. While the discrepancy between each store’s growth may give a dark view of how the App Store is doing its important to point out the App Store still generated time times more revenue than Google Play during that same period.
The app that generated the most revenue globally, Candy Crush, was the same for each company meaning that regardless of what kind of smartphone your friends are working with you’re probably being asked for candy assistance on Facebook at this given moment.
Interestingly, none of the normally paid apps that were offered for free as part of Apple’s App Store 5th Anniversary sale made it into July’s top five free paid apps. BADLAND came close but was unable to move past number six on the charts. The next closest Anniversary sale title to chart in the Top 10 was Infinity Blade II at number 9.
Worldwide the United States spends the most money on apps, followed by Japan and South Korea, which account for a majority of the growth Google Play’s store enjoyed during the six month period.
The Apple App Store’s total revenue grew by 15% between February and July 2013 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.