App Annie Releases Annual Index: 2013 Retrospective

Jan 30, 2014, 08:00 ET from App Annie

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: App Annie Releases Annual Index: 2013 Retrospective

WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

DETAILS: App Annie, the worldwide leader in app store analytics, app rankings, and market intelligence, today released its Annual Index detailing trends in worldwide app downloads and revenue for 2013.

The report also includes lists of the Top 10 Apps and Top 10 Games by Download, Revenue and Publishers worldwide and for the top app markets: China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, US.

Some key insights from this 2013 Retrospective report include:

  • BRIC countries and 5 other regions outpaced the top 3 superpowers in download and revenue growth.
  • Both iOS App Store and Google Play experienced a surge in app store game revenue, vaulting them ahead of handhelds in 2013 for the first time ever.
  • Freemium as a business model continued to be massively successful for a range of app categories in 2013, with games seeing the most money.
  • Messaging apps transitioned into social messaging platforms, diversifying not only their product offerings, but also their revenue streams.

WHERE: Download the full report here:  

A second Index detailing worldwide and top markets app performance for the month of December 2013 can be found here:

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SOURCE App Annie