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STORE INTELLIGENCE · RANDY NELSON · OCTOBER 2016

Sensor Tower's Q3 2016 Data Digest: Pokémon GO Leads App Downloads to 15% YoY Growth

Sensor Tower's free Q3 2016 mobile app economy report contains the quarter's worldwide top apps, publishers, and categories for the App Store and Google Play.

Cover of Sensor Tower's Q3 2016 Data Digest

Get the insights you need to understand the state of the global app economy in 2016 with Sensor Tower's free quarterly Data Digest for Q3 2016, now available. Covering the App Store and Google Play, this report is driven by data from our industry-leading Store Intelligence platform and covers Q3 2016's macro trends for both stores along with worldwide and U.S. top apps, publishers, and categories.

Key highlights from our Q3 2016 report include:

  • 18.1 billion total app downloads on the App Store and Google Play combined.

  • 15.3 percent year-over-year growth in worldwide App Store and Google Play downloads.

  • $2.23 billion in U.S. app revenue, up 49 percent year-over-year.

  • How Pokémon GO dominated worldwide and US. downloads—and catapulted Niantic into the top tier of publishers.

  • Uber's huge surge to become the No. 1 non-game iOS app worldwide.

  • Macro store trends, top apps and publishers, global market insights, and more.

Click below to download the report in PDF format:

Download Sensor Tower's Q4 Data Digest

Our Store Intelligence platform—the same product used by leading mobile publishers to make informed decisions and drive maximum growth—powered this report’s creation.

To learn more about Store Intelligence and how our industry-leading data can elevate your mobile marketing efforts, schedule a demo today.


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Randy Nelson

Written by: Randy Nelson, Head of Mobile Insights

Date: October 2016

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