Google Play and App Store Statistics in 2022

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Let's look at some impeccable and top Google Play and App Store Statistics 2022, which will blow your mind and give you a clearer perspective about the market.

by Shawn Carter

Last updated Aug 15, 2022

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Google Play and App Store: Key Insights

The Play Store and the App Store with a combined total of over 8.13 million apps available.

Total combined App Store and Play app downloads amounted to an estimated 36.8 billion.

Google Play Store: Key Insights

There are 3,57 Million apps available on Google Play Store.

Around 3,739 applications are added to the Google Play Store every day.

The total number of apps with a rating is 1,48 Million.

Apple App Store: Key Insights

Apple’s App Store has 4.567 million apps and games as of Aug 2022.

An average of 1,143 new apps are released on the iOS Apple App Store per day.

To date, 720,067 app publishers have published apps on the iOS Apple App Store.

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Total Number of Apps on Google Play Store

Google is one of the most trusted platforms and is used by millions of users on a daily basis. Are you wondering how many apps are there in the Google Play Store currently?

Well, to date there are 3,570,484 apps available on Google Play Store.

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Total Number of Apps Released per Week and Month

There are no speed breakers on the road to increasing demand for mobile apps. To be precise, 3,739 apps are added to the Play Store every day! It may seem a non-significant number when we talk about apps in billions.

However, this number does add up and leads to a significant amount of increased number of mobile apps. The effects of this will be impossible to ignore in 2022.

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Google Play Store: Total Number of Apps Downloaded Annually

As there is a high demand for apps of every category and niche, the number of apps downloads statistics per year has also increased in the last two years. It is also because the market has seen a rapid increase in the demand for smartphones.

In 2021, a As per Google Play App statistics released by Statista, in 2021, Google Play users worldwide downloaded 111.3 billion mobile apps, up from 76 billion apps in 2018.

It generates significantly more downloads than the Apple App Store, as it is available for a wider range of devices.

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Play Store: Total Number of App With Ratings

There approximately 5 million apps available on the Google Play Store, and 1.46 million (nearly 49 percent) have been rated by users. The majority of apps have got higher ratings on Google Play Store, which invokes trust among users.

The average number of stars for all the apps is 4.1. As per the published research report by Statista, there were approximately 511,000 apps with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars or higher noticed in January 2021 while the number of apps that garnered above 4 but less than 5 ratings were 447,161.

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Play Store: Paid vs Free Apps

There is no question that free apps are the most widely used apps worldwide as there are fewer people who like to pay to download apps. The majority of the business savvy thinks that a product owner is taking a huge risk in releasing a paid app.

However, there are businesses that earn money by developing mobile app and come with price have their own advantages so if there’s a risk there’s a way as well. Over 90% of apps are free on Google Play Store. As per the recent survey conducted on free and paid app distribution, it was noticed that 96.7 percent of apps in the Google Play app store are available to download for free.

On the other hand, when it comes to iOS apps, 92% of apps were available for free in January 2021. So in the grapple between total apps, most downloaded or paid, and free apps between iPhone vs Android, the latter is a clear winner.

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Play Store: App Usage by Categories

This is the 21st century where there are a plethora of devices used by people across the globe. From traditional cell phones to smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, wearables, etc.

You name it and the developers will have it for you. If we wade a little deeper into the pool of Google Play Store Statistics, we will understand that there are specific categories of apps used highly by the US population.

Out of many, more than 97% of users spend their most time on downloading apps related to social media/ chats. Moreover, the role of chatbots in enterprises is becoming more significant during the pandemic.

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Play Store: App Usage by Age

As per the survey conducted in the year 2018, the millennials of the USA who belonged between the age of 18 to 34 use apps per day with an average frequency of 10.5 percent. On the other hand, the teens who belonged to the age of 13 to 17 have 9.4% of frequency using apps on a daily basis.

These two age groups has the highest repetition percentage of using the apps in the US out of which how many are android users is difficult to tell but the numbers, as perceived till date, will obviously be high in comparison with App Store.

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