The Most Popular Apps of 2017 Have Been Named

According to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower, Netflix was the world’s number one grossing app of 2017.

Not including games, Netflix has taken the title from Spotify, who were the number one grossing app of 2016.

Randy Nelson, Sensor Tower’s Head of Mobile Insights, wrote a Friday blog post on the topic. He mentioned: “The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last year according to our estimates, representing a huge year-over-year increase of 138 percent, or about 2.4 times the $215 million users spent in the app during 2016.”

Tinder also had a very good 2017 and was rated as the world’s number two grossing non-gaming app. Communication app Link came third.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp raked up more downloads overall than any other app in 2017, according to Sensor Tower.

Facebook came in second in terms of downloads, followed by Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Snapchat.

The Japanese game Monster Strike was ranked as the world’s top grossing mobile game of 2017, and the highest-earning mobile app overall for the third year in a row.

Nelson added: “Last year’s global sensation Pokémon Go didn’t crack the overall or App Store revenue top 10, despite sustained efforts by publisher Niantic to reignite the frenzy of 2016 with new Pokémon and other content.”

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Chloe Gay

Chloe is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Bracknell, she is studying Communication & Media at Bournemouth University. She enjoys writing, travelling and socialising with her friends and family.

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