Facebook's apps dominate the App store: Report

Facebook not only rules the roost when it comes to social media, but apparently, it also rules the roost when it comes to app downloads as well.

Facebook not only rules the roost when it comes to social media, but apparently, it also rules the roost when it comes to app downloads as well.

A study conducted in the US concluded that Americans spend at least half their time on only one app and 80 percent of their time on three. The study was conducted in 2015 and the most used app was found to be Facebook, with second and third places going to YouTube and Facebook Messenger respectively. Keep that in mind when referring to the following study.

A study conducted by SensorTower, again in the US, has discovered that 94 percent of app revenue is provided by 1 percent of top developers. What’s more, these top developers account for 70 percent of app downloads. This is interesting news. What’s even more interesting is Facebook’s apps accounted for 62 percent of all app downloads (in May). These apps include Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

In hindsight, Facebook’s dominance of the App store makes perfect sense. They do, after all, offer access to the largest social network and messaging tools in the world. The report does add that Facebook’s app downloads have been steadily declining, however.

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