Have you ever wondered what the most popular iOS apps of all time are? App Annie has compiled lists of apps, the ones featured here are just the most downloaded games, but I’ll put the apps list at the bottom if you want to know.
This is in light of the new iPhone being announced and the keynote happening next week, the data is based on the last five years. Although I got a PR email about this, the PDF linked says not to disclose the information unless given permission, so I’m assuming the email was permission.
Most Popular Games (Worldwide Downloads)
- Candy Crush Saga
- Fruit Ninja
- Angry Birds
- Subway Surfers
- Despicable Me
- Clash of Clans
- Temple Run
- Angry Birds Rio
- Temple Run 2
- Words with Friends
It’s no surprise to see Candy Crush Saga at the top, but what is fascinating is that all the games were released more than 2 years ago and nine out of ten of them are casual games.
What you may be surprised to know is that Candy Crush Saga isn’t the game to have made most revenue, it actually falls second to Clash of Clans.
Now that the games are out of the way, what about apps? I think you’ll be surprised, the top spot is obvious, but I think you give an audible, “Ooooh” to the rest.
Most Popular Apps (Worldwide Downloads)
- Facebook Messenger
- WhatsApp Messenger
- Find My iPhone
- Google Maps
- iTunes U
Were you shocked at Twitter being so low in the list? I bet you didn’t think YouTube was the third most popular. Also, remember, these are the most downloaded for the iPhone and iPad, not all mobile devices.