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Sensor Tower's Q1 2020 Data Digest: Exploring COVID-19's Impact on the Global App Ecosystem

Understand the mobile app economy in Q1 2020 with Sensor Tower's free Data Digest. Top apps, publishers, and categories for the App Store and Google Play.

Cover of Sensor Tower's Q1 2020 Data Digest

Sensor Tower's latest quarterly Data Digest explores the top mobile apps, publishers, categories, and stories of Q1 2020, with an in-depth look at the impact of COVID-19 on the global app ecosystem. Containing data from our Store Intelligence platform, this free report explores how the pandemic has affected specific categories, including mobile games, and which apps users are turning to as consumer behavior shifts across major markets.

See how app installs have grown in the wake of COVID-19, and where they are normalizing following a rapid uptake across categories such as Business, Education, News, and Games. This analysis, along with which categories and specific apps have performed well in top countries, is just part of our special coverage contained in the digest.

Chart showing the growth of App Store categories following 200th COVID-19 case

Read the latest analysis from Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence platform. This report also includes the following and more:

  • Rankings of top apps, games, and publishers on the App Store and Google Play during Q1 2020.

  • Analysis of the top categories across both app stores, and their year-over-year growth.

  • A look at mobile gaming's largest quarter-over-quarter growth since 2016.

  • How mobile games with strong social components have benefitted from consumer isolation.

Download the report, in PDF form, below:

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Jonathan Briskman

Written by: Jonathan Briskman, Senior Mobile Insights Analyst

Date: April 2020