App Annie Celebrates the Top Global App Publishers

What's in the Cards for the Global App Economy? Year-Over-Year Honorees Share Their Thoughts.

Mar 08, 2016, 12:00 ET from App Annie

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today App Annie, the most trusted mobile app data and insights platform, is pleased to celebrate the Top 52 App Publishers of 2015. Our team of data enthusiasts and researchers first started this tradition in 2012 to honor and highlight the world's app publishers building great and influential app businesses.

Reflecting App Annie's global presence, leading publishers received their awards in ceremonies or in-person deliveries in Tokyo, Beijing, San Francisco, New York and London among many other cities.

What Veterans of the Top 52 Had to Say

Numerous app publishers have been featured year over year since our first Top 52 in 2012, showing the enduring success and longevity of their app businesses.

More specifically, 8 out of the Top 10 champions of the Top 52 topped the list last year, with companies like Supercell, King, GungHo Online, LINE and Tencent still ruling the charts.

Some of this year's winners shared the following:

"We started Supercell to make games that people would play for years. So it's a real honor to be part of App Annie's Top 52 again, and to be #1 for the second year in a row. I feel that if we stay focused on this very idea, with some luck, even better games will follow over the years to come." - Ilkka Paananen, CEO at Supercell

"We're thrilled to be included for the third year running in App Annie's official list of the Top 52 Publishers. App Annie has been a great partner to us for a number of years and has always provided market data which we can rely on." - Jai Dâvé, Director of Market Insight and Strategy at King

"The way App Annie's Top 52 recognizes the world's best app publishers is positive for the app economy's long term growth. We're proud to be a leading app publisher, and we'll continue to invest in developing and publishing great apps." - Jun Masuda, CSMO at LINE

"I would like to thank App Annie for their contribution to the development of the global mobile game industry. IGG is honored to claim a spot on App Annie's Top 52 Publisher list...." - Kevin Xu, COO at IGG

"This is the second year we have been included in App Annie's official list of the Top 52 Publishers, which is a huge reward to the hard work of our team. It's also thanks to the insights we gain from App Annie that we've been able to steer our focus in the right direction and differentiate ourselves from our competitors. It's not just about having great data; it's about having the know-how to use it intelligently!" - Julian Tietz, Product Strategy Lead at Goodgame Studios

Find more information and the full list here.

The Data Behind the Cards

The App Annie 52 is comprised of the top 52 earners by combined iOS and Google Play revenue from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Revenue rankings are based on revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. They do not include revenue earned from in-app advertising or subscriptions outside app store channels.

We source our information from App Annie Intelligence, which generates the industry's most accurate market estimates for the app stores. We then tie everything together with our DNA technology to get a full picture of whole companies — including their subsidiaries.

About App Annie

App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the app economy globally. Over 500,000 registered members managing 1 million apps rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their business and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 425+ employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as e.Ventures, Greenspring Partners, Greycroft Partners, IDG Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Learn more at

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