As the end of 2019 draws near, it’s time to take stock of the world of apps. This year, however, the analyzes are much more interesting than usual, since we have reached the end of a decade and therefore all the retrospectives are aiming to analyze the 2010-2019 period, instead of being limited to the last 12 months, and the results are dominated by Facebook.
For the mobile sector this is really very important, as this is the first decade of history in which smartphones have been present from beginning to end.
App Annie took this opportunity to offer us an interesting analysis of the apps that have achieved the largest number of downloads and those that have been used for the longest time over the last 10 past years in Android and iOS.
Facebook and Facebook Messenger Were the 2 Most Downloaded Apps This Decade
As you can see, the app that scored the most downloads was Facebook, followed by Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. The giant company led by Zuckerberg monopolizes the podium, bringing all its main applications to the top of the rankings.
It is very interesting to note how TikTok managed to position itself in the top 10. Despite that the boom in this social media is relatively recent. This is because, over the years and with the expansion of the base of mobile devices in the world. It is possible to reach an incredibly high amount of downloads even in a short time. An app that was recently published, in fact, has an incredibly larger audience than could be reached 10 years ago. Which is why it is easier for it to climb this ranking.
Taking a look at the time of use, instead, we are not surprised that Netflix has obtained the first place. While the second of Tinder is certainly more unexpected, but also very significant. All the other apps present are linked to streaming music or video services. With the exception of Line, the only messaging app that has managed to position itself in this ranking.