Data for the highest earners and most installed apps in September is finally here. Starting with the highest earning apps, HBO Max topped the top spot in the combined total section. On an individual level, popular dating app Tinder ranked first on Android’s Google Play, earning $5 million in September alone. On the other hand, Apple’s iOS App Store also had HBO Max in the top position with $48 million. HBO Max’s numbers haven’t deviated much from the data seen for August 2022. This means the app is proving to be consistent among its users.
The infamous rivalry between YouTube and TikTok got more serious as the two apps managed to win $48 million. However, TikTok topped YouTube in the combined total section, while on the App Store, YouTube took second place with $48 million, leaving third place to TikTok, which was able to earn $45 million in September.
Another similar rivalry can be seen between Tinder and Bumble. Tinder held above Bumble on both the App Store and Google Play and was even able to earn $13 million more compared to Bumble’s $31 million. Surprisingly, LinkedIn also managed to place 10th in the combined total list, as the app managed to earn $17 million in the previous month.
Access most installed apps. As expected, social media giants including TikTok, Instagram and Facebook dominated the top three spots. In the combined total list, TikTok secured the 1st position with 54 million downloads, leaving Instagram in second with 47 million installs and Facebook in third with 45 million installs.
Unsurprisingly, the 4th and 5th positions were also occupied by Meta-owned platforms, including WhatsApp and Messenger, respectively. While TikTok has managed to leave Instagram owned by Meta, the Meta group doesn’t seem to mind as it has already shown the influence it has after securing the remaining back-to-back positions.
Other Google tools, such as Sheets and Docs, also work well. However, things are not looking good for Snapchat as they lost 4 million downloads in September compared to the results seen in August.
The video editing tool, CapCut, used by the TikTok community, also made its surprising appearance in 7th position after securing 26 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play combined.
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