- TikTok is the highest-grossing non-gaming app of April 2020 with 10 times more revenue than last year, followed by YouTube according to Sensor Tower.
The world’s top-sized non-game app for April 2020 was TikTok with user spending in excess of $78 million, a 10-fold increase from April 2019. Around 86.6 percent of TikTok ‘s revenue came from China, followed by 8.2 percent from the US. The top-grossing non-game apps for April 2020 are above the full list. Estimates of the app revenues come from the Store Intelligence network of Sensor Tower.
YouTube became the world’s second-highest-earning non-game device for April 2020 with approximately $76 million in gross sales, reflecting 57 percent year-over-year growth from April 2019. Approximately 56.4 percent of YouTube’s sales came from the United States, followed by about 11 percent coming from Japan. The next top-grossing app was Tinder, followed by Disney+ and Tencent Video.
Let’s look at 5 top-grossing apps in the list:-
TikTok became the most-downloaded software in the world in March 2020. During the weeks leading up to the lockout, TikTok has become the country’s most successful app. It added another 14.1 million users during the lockout, becoming second only to the Zoom. Shortly before the shutdown (March 11 through March 25), there were over 18.9 million updates to the short video sharing site. TikTok is one of the world’s most successful social media sites, and in 2019 WhatsApp led in terms of total downloads around the world. One of the reasons for the success of the app is its short-form video format, which allows users to upload and transfer content to a full-length video without putting the same effort into it. Now it has become the most grossing app also across both platforms.
Like always, YouTube is one of the highest-earning apps given its high viewership and ad revenues. YouTube generated nearly $5 billion in ad revenue over the last three months, Google revealed recently as part of the fourth-quarter earnings report from parent company Alphabet.
Tinder is the world’s most common app for meeting new people, with 30 billion matches up to now. Think of us as your most trustworthy wingmate — we’ll be there everywhere you go. You’ve come to the right place if you’re here to meet new friends, extend your social network, meet local friends while you’re commuting, or just live in the moment. For one reason we’re named the “hottest app in the world”: we’re sparking more than 26 million matches a day. So many dating apps do that? Tinder is used in 190 countries and is available in 40 languages Tinder was processing one billion swipes per day by late 2014, which has now risen to 1.6 billion. Tinder users go on one million dates per week. Over 20 billion matches made since the launch of Tinder.
- Disney+ –
Disney+ is an on-demand streaming video subscription service owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company’s subsidiary, Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI). The service mainly distributes movies and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, with the service also distributing content, especially from Disney’s Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic brands. Original films and television series are also released on Disney+ as of November 2019, with ten films and seven series produced for the network.
- Tencent Video-
Tencent Video is a website operated by Tencent that streams Chinese content. As of March 2019, it had more than 900 million active smartphone users per month and 89 million subscribers. Tencent Video officially kicked off with an independent domain in April 2011.
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