App downloads were up in both the Apple App Store and Google Play during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data from App Annie. Google saw a bigger jump in downloads comparatively, but Apple still leads the market.
The App Annie blog explains: “From Q4 2012 to Q1 2013, iOS App Store quarterly revenue grew by roughly one-quarter. Meanwhile, Google Play app revenue grew by roughly 90%. While Google Play had the higher growth rate, the iOS App Store gained more in absolute revenue and earned about 2.6x that of Google Play in Q1.”
App Annie also looked at which countries these downloads were coming from. The United States leads the pack, followed by China, which is beginning to gain momentum in Apple’s App Store. China is followed by the United Kingdom, Japan and France on the top countries by downloads list.