According to statistics collected by the service AppAnnie, during the world Cup the number of app downloads from the App Store and Google Play has increased.
The second quarter of 2018 was one of the most successful developers of mobile programs in the entire history of the App Store.
The company AppAnnie presented a new report showing that the total number of downloads from the App Store and Google Play was 28.4 billion. 15% more than in the second quarter of 2017. The data take into account only the initial download, so the number of re-installations and updates of programs could not affect the statistics.
Smartphone users also have more to spend. Android and iOS developers managed to 18.5 billion dollars. This is the biggest revenue for all time of existence of the services to purchase apps.
Android apps from Google Play downloaded more than 20 billion times. Most active applications installed by users from India and Indonesia. In the App Store increase the number of downloads was due to the owners of iOS devices from the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The world Cup has had on both platforms a big impact. During the world Cup the most popular sports apps, along with traditional games and video editing. At the beginning of the tournament the number of subscribers to the five leading services, conducting online broadcasts increased by 77%. For example, the audience fuboTV has increased by 309 thousand people, or 713%, and the number of users of the already popular platform Hulu increased by 18%.