The number of mobile apps available in the market decreased to 3.67 million in China in 2019 from 4.52 million in 2018; Apple App Store accounts for over 40%. Find out the top mobile app categories by total number of apps, usage time, total users. And, check out the top growing mobile app categories by […]
Chinese App Store
Apple's App Store is also available in China while Google Play for Android is not. Instead, there are more than 100 mobile app stores for Android smartphones in China.
Top App Stores for Android in China
- My App (Tencent)
- 360 Mobile Assistant (Qihoo)
- Baidu Mobile Assistant
- Huawei App Store
- Oppo Software Store (BBK Electronics)
- Vivo App Store (BBK Electronics)
- Xiaomi App Store
- Sogou Mobile Assistant
- Wandoujia (Alibaba)
- Meizu Flyme
- MM Store (China Mobile)
Global Developer Service Alliance
China’s Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform for developers outside China to upload and distribute mobile apps to all of their app stores simultaneously.
The Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), created by the three companies, is committed to providing one-stop services including content distribution, development support, marketing operation, brand promotion and traffic monetization to global developers .
Huawei was part of GDSA but has left.
These services help developers improve their brand awareness, and obtain a large number of high-quality users and traffic monetization.
GDSA services have covered 9 countries and regions such as India, Indonesia, Russia and Malaysia. It is looking forward to working with developers to move forward together and achieve win-win cooperation.
China’s mobile internet users reached 1.14 billion in Jun 2019; and, Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and ByteDance dominate China’s mobile app stores in the first half of 2019. WeChat continues to top the chart of mobile apps by monthly active users, followed by QQ, Alipay, Taobao, iQiyi, Tencent Video, TikTok, Gaode Maps, Sogou Input, and Baidu […]
With 4.49 million apps available for download in app stores, each Chinese internet user on average downloaded 39 apps on their mobile devices. The 15- to 19-year-olds were the most active with each of them downloading 59 apps a month. There were 4.49 million mobile apps available in China’s app stores as of December 2018. […]
Apple’s App Store generated 23.7 billion yuan (US$3.57 bn) from China in Q2 2018, up 25% over Q2 2017 (US$2.86 bn) and 6% over Q1 this year. Almost the same as Q1 2018, though mobile gaming apps accounted for the lion’s share of 79% in revenues, it only increased by 15% from Q2 2017, which is […]
In Q1 2018, Apple App Store generated 22.4 billion yuan (US$3.49 bn) from China, up 29% over Q1 2017. Mobile gaming apps took the largest share of 79% in revenues, but only saw an 18% increase year-on-year, well off that of entertainment apps (138%). The total number of downloads reached 2.5 billion in Q1 2018, representing […]
Apple App Store is the top mobile app store by total downloads in China in March 2017 while BAT lead the Android App Store market. And, Tencent owns the top 3 mobile apps.
The top 10 Android app stores by total user coverage in China in December 2016 according to TalkingData are:
The number of monthly active users (“MAU”) of China’s mobile internet market has reached 1 billion as of September 2016 according to QuestMobile, among which Android and iOS exceeded 700 and 280 million respectively.
China has surpassed the United States as the largest market in the world for iOS App Store revenue earning over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016 according to App Annie.
The third-party mobile app stores had 444 million active usrs as of Q1 2016, led by Qihoo 360’s 360 Mobile Assistant (42.6%), Tencent’s Myapp (34.6%) and Baidu Mobile Assistant (25.5%).
Google Play is expected to launch its China app store in March 2016, which will likely be a separate and independent version of Google Play.
Xiaomi accounted for 10.85% of China’s smartphone market in November 2015, which was the largest domestic brand by total user coverage rate.
China’s mobile internet users reached 657 million and smartphone users 601 million in Q2 2015 according to iiMedia. Smartphone penetration in China is expected to reach 38.6% by the end of 2015 and mobile apps is becoming an important part of Chinese life.
Xiaomi app store saw 20 billion app downloads in H1 2015, and the highest app downloads in a single day was more than 85 million, which took the leading position among China’s app stores.
Total active users of China third-party mobile app store exceeded 420 million in Q1 2015. Nearly 58.7% China’s mobile internet users downloaded apps from third-party mobile app store. At present in China, internet enterprises such as 360 Mobile Assistant are competing for market share with mobile phone vendors such as Xiaomi and Huawei.