Q1 global APP revenue reached $19.5 billion, ranking first on Tinder

Global Mobile users spent an estimated $19.5 billion in Apple App stores and Google Play stores in the first quarter of 2019, according to Sensor Tower data.

That was up 16.9 percent from the same period last year. The report looked at consumer spending and first-time APP installs at the two APP stores last quarter, as well as popular apps and games by revenue and installs.

Apple APP store VS Google Play store

In the last quarter, apple’s APP store accounted for about 64 percent of the two stores’ total revenue, and global consumer spending on the platform totaled about $12.4 billion. That’s a 15 percent increase from the same period last year, when spending was estimated at $10.8 billion.

Google Play Store revenue rose 20.2% from a year earlier to about $7.1 billion, up from $5.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

First installs of Google Play store apps rose 11.6 percent year-on-year to 28.1 billion, with Google Play stores accounting for nearly 74 percent, up 18.8 percent year-on-year, and reaching $17.4 billion in the fourth quarter of last year.

In the last quarter, the total number of installed apps in apple’s App store fell slightly from a year earlier to 7.4 billion, down 4.7 percent from a year earlier, as the Chinese government suspended the certification of mobile games.

Downloads from China’s Apple App Store fell 21% year-on-season in the last quarter, but Rose 3.6% abroad. As a reference, the global Apple App Store installation increased 1.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Tinder overtook Netflix as Q1 ‘s highest-revenue APP

Last quarter was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2016 that Netflix dropped in both stores’ non-gaming app rankings, as Netflix canceled in-app subscriptions on iOS.

Netflix spent about $216.3 million in total users in the Apple App Store and Google Play stores in the first quarter, down 15% from 255.7 million in the fourth quarter.

Netflix’s decline and Tinder’s growth made the latter the highest-revenue app of the quarter, with this IAC dating app’s first-quarter revenue up 42% from a year earlier to about $260.7 million, up from $183 million in the first quarter of last year.

Tinder is an online dating software in the United States that allows users to log in to make friends without having to fill in a variety of details.

Tinder was officially launched in December 2012, and 20,000 people downloaded the app, using just one months, with a 450,000 download.

Tinder is very simple to operate, when a user uses a Facebook account to log in, it will push a certain distance of the opposite sex avatar, and the use of a very simplified design, the main surface is the opposite sex with attractive avatar.

TikTok maintained the same number of first-time installs as it did in the fourth quarter of last year, at number three, while Facebook accounted for the rest of the top five downloads. TikTok’s new users grew 70 percent year-on-year to 188 million in the quarter, up from 110 million in the first quarter of last year.