ARKit app downloads said to hit 13M, dominated by games

Apple officially launched its new ARKit framework as part of iOS 11, allowing developers to build applications for iPhone and iPad based around augmented reality. Now that iOS 11 has been available for just over 6 months, app analytics firm SensorTower has some data on the popularity of ARKit applications…

SensorTower reports that augmented reality applications built with ARKit have been installed more than 13 million times since September. These downloads are for applications that solely use ARKit.

The analytics firm issued a similar report in October, just one month after ARKit’s release to the public. At that point, ARKit-only apps had amassed over 3 million downloads.

Much like back then, the Games category continues to be the leader of ARKit adoption. SensorTower says  47 percent of ARKit-only app downloads are from the Games category, while Utilities accounts for 14 percent of downloads.