Tinder has topped App Annie’s non-gaming revenue chart for 2019. It was followed by Netflix in second place, and Tencent Video in third.
Netflix held the top spot in previous years, but encouraged users to sign up via its website rather than the App Store to reduce costs. The move was a successful one for the company, but rankings that pull data from Apple no longer show its total sales.
iQIYI and YouTube, both online video sites, completed the top five. Pandora Music came sixth, while Alibaba-owned Youku placed seventh.
Messenger app LINE, headquartered in Tokyo, was eighth. LINE Manga, an extended version of the service, came tenth. Between them was Kwai, operated by OneSmile.
In the decade-long version of the ranking, tracking total consumer spend, Tinder placed second, behind Netflix. In the gaming ranking, Clash of Clans finished first.
App Annie has also published its list of the most downloaded apps this decade. No dating products made the top ten, but Facebook, which recently launched Facebook Dating as part of its offering, ranked first.
Three other Facebook properties, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, came next, while Snapchat ranked fifth.
Market Insights Manager Adithya Venkatraman writes: “Looking at the most downloaded apps of the decade, Facebook has dominated the mobile space representing the four most downloaded apps of the decade with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.
“Communication and social media apps are consumer favorites, accounting for 7 of the top 10 apps by downloads this decade.”
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