Google Play & App Store - The most downloaded apps and games of 2021

15.12.2021
Google Play & App Store - The most downloaded apps and games of 2021

Traditionally, at the end of each year we make totals on everything that has marked or influenced us. The time has come to find out which are the top apps and games downloaded in 2021 by Google play and App Store users.  
 
Are you surprised that TikTok is the most popular app in the world, while free fire is the most downloaded game of 2021? Obviously not!  
 
On Google play, Paramount+ has become a favorite app for users, winning the "users choice 2021" category. The favorite game of the users was Garena Free Fire MAX. Balance is the best app in the Google store, and the best game is Pokémon UNITE. 

The best apps for tablets on Google’s top are Canva, concepts, Houzz. The best games for tablets have been designated Chicken Police — Paint it red!, League of legends: Wild Rift, My Friend Pedro: Rise for revenge, overboard! And the process to Calvary. 
 
As for Apple, the iPhone app of the year is the Toca Life World, from Toca Boca, and on the winning iPad is LumaFusion, created by LumaTouch. 
On the iPhone, the best game of the year is “League of legends: Wild Rift”, which is also on Google’s top at “best competitive Games” in 2021. 
 
On iPad
, the game of the year is Marvel future Revolution, also one of the Google play winners in this year’s “best competitive Games” category.  Apple also named apps with the greatest impact on people’s lives socially, personally, and professionally in 2021 and included them in the year Trend category. 
 
Apple, trends of the year 2021 on the App Store: 

  • Among Us!
  • Bumble
  • Canva
  • EatOkra
  • Peanut
     

In 2021, app store revenue reached $133 billion, a 19,7 percent increase from $111 billion in apps, games and mobile subscriptions in 2020. 
Apple grew 17,7% compared to 2020, and Google grew 23,5% year-on-year. 
For the first 11 months of 2021, TikTok made $2 billion, and by the end of the year it could reach $2,3 billion – double the $1,2 billion it made in all of 2020.  This amount is the total TikTok received from both app stores. 
 
Top 10 highest-grossing apps on the App Store

  1. TikTok
  2. YouTube
  3. Tinder
  4. Tencent Video
  5. IQIYI
  6. Disney+
  7. Piccoma
  8. QQ music
  9. Youku
  10. Netflix 
     

Top 10 highest-grossing apps on Google play:

  1. Google one
  2. Piccoma
  3. Disney+
  4. TikTok
  5. HBO Max
  6. Twitch
  7. LINE Manga
  8. Tinder
  9. Pandora
  10. LINE 
     

So, we have a very versatile year in terms of games and mobile applications. What were your favorites in 2021? 


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