Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, a feat that was highlighted in a new App Annie report that was released to celebrate the first 10 years of the App Store.
The App Annie report also provided a deeper look into the most popular iOS games of all time, as well as the apps and games that have generated the most revenue in the App Store's first decade.
Facebook Dominates Most Downloaded Apps On App Store
The App Annie report, which took a look back at the first 10 years of the App Store, identified the top iOS apps and games of all time.
One of the most significant lists that was included in the report involves the top iOS apps of all time, in terms of worldwide downloads from the App Store. Facebook dominated the rankings, owning four out of the top five spots.
The Facebook app itself holds the top spot, followed by Messenger in second. Instagram, meanwhile, comes in at fourth, followed by WhatsApp at fifth. The Facebook app vaulted into the number one position after being downloaded 700 million times between July 2010 and May 2018.
Google, meanwhile, holds the third and sixth spots with YouTube and Google Maps, respectively, followed by Snap's Snapchat at seventh and Microsoft's Skype at eighth. A pair of apps from China-based Tencent, WeChat and QQ, round out the top 10.
Top Grossing App And Games On App Store
In terms of App Store revenue, video streaming platform Netflix was revealed as the top app all-time, followed by music streaming services Spotify, Pandora, and Tencent Video. Dating app Tinder completes the top five.
Meanwhile, for the most popular games in the history of the App Store in terms of downloads, Candy Crush Saga holds the number one ranking with 280 million downloads, followed by Subway Surfers, Fruit Ninja, Clash of Clans, and Honour of Kings. However, when considering the money that users have spent, Clash of Clans leapfrogs Candy Crush Saga as the top game in the App Store, followed by Monster Strike, Puzzle & Dragons, and Honour of Kings from third to fifth place.
The App Annie report not only studied the history of the App Store, but also predicted its direction. From consumer spending of $42 billion in 2017, App Annie expects App Store revenue to increase to $75.7 billion by 2022, for a nearly 80 percent jump. With how consumers are becoming more obsessed with their smartphones, this is definitely a possibility.