According to a recent report from Sensor Tower, smartphone users around the world have spent a whopping $50.1 billion on Google’s Play Store, and Apple’s App Store in the first half of 2020. This figure reportedly was 23.4 percent higher than a combined total of $40.6 billion consumed in Q1 and Q2 of 2019. Even though the COVID-19 has cast a shadow over nations and the global economy, such growth could be marked as a positive signal for both the app ecosystem and tech companies.

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PUBG Mobile Ranked No.1 With $1.3 Billion In Revenue

Tinder, the renowned dating app, registered the No.1 position in the list of highest-earning non-game apps in the first half of 2020, resulting in a total of $433 million in spending in both Play Store and App Store. The platform has taken the world by storm after releasing its premium feature called Passport to every user, thus people can visit others all over the world with ease.

Needless to say, Tinder is not far from being an ideal place for a single to find his/her intimate partner as this hookup app even enables people to get involved in sexual relationships and one-night stands in a matter of seconds.

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Tinder enables people to get involved in sexual relationships and one-night stands in a matter of seconds.

YouTube ranked No. 2 in terms of consumer spend. The controversial app TikTok meanwhile took the 3rd place with an estimated revenue of $421 from both stores. It has surpassed more than 2 billion download worldwide thanks to its massive popularity among the youngster community. Unfortunately, Indian users now have to take a break from TikTok as the government started to put a ban on the app due to security and privacy concerns.

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Indian users now have to take a break from TikTok as the government started to put a ban on the app due to security and privacy concerns.

When it comes to mobile games, Tencent’s PUBG Mobile has taken the helm of the top-grossing games in the first half of 2020. This battle royale-styled game generated approximately $1.3 billion across Google Play Store and App Store, not to mention third-party Android marketplaces in China.