Mobile Apps Market Monitor H2 2013: Top app titles see long term success

May 27, 2014  | Subscribers Only

Jack Kent Jack Kent Director, Media and Advertising
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Apps were the fastest growing digital content category for consumer spending in 2013, growing over 100%, but still some way behind the total digital games market which generated $34bn consumer spend, compared with $16bn on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Highlights: Titles first released in 2012 led the top grossing app charts at the end of 2013, showing the potential for long term revenue success. Apps are the fastest growing digital content category and are complementing and disrupting other forms of digital media.

In this report: Analysis of the top free and grossing Apple and Google charts and business models for USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

List of tables and charts:

  • USA: share of top free iOS/Google Play apps by release date (%)
  • USA: share of top grossing iOS/Google Play apps by release date (%)
  • World: digital content consumer spend – 2013 ($bn)
  • USA: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • USA: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, iPhone apps by category (%)
  • USA: Top Free, Grossing Google Play apps by business model (%), Top Free Grossing Google Play apps by business model (%)
  • UK: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • UK: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, Google Play apps by category (%)
  • UK: Top Free, Grossing iPhone apps by business model (%), Top Free Grossing Google Play apps by business model (%)
  • France, Germany, Italy, Spain: Top Free, Grossing iPhone apps by business model (%), Top Free Grossing Google Play apps by business model (%)
  • France: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • France: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, Google Play apps by category (%)
  • Germany: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • Germany: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, Google Play apps by category (%)
  • Italy: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • Italy: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, Google Play apps by category (%)
  • Spain: Top Free, Paid, Grossing iPhone apps by category (%)
  • Spain: Top Free, Paid, Grossing, Google Play apps by category (%)

Number of pages: 20 

Number of charts and tables: 46

Jack Kent

Director, Media and Advertising

Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research.

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