What you need to know
- A new report says 2020 drove consumers to download more finance apps, Smart Home automation apps, and games.
- Sensor Tower also says that more apps turned to subscriptions models.
A new report from Sensor Tower says that 2020 drove more installations of apps for finance and trading, more Smart Home automation apps, and pushed more developers to adopt subscription models.
From the report:
The two top grossing apps of 2020 were PUBG Mobile and Honor Kings, mkaing more than $5 billion collectively. Finance apps grew 25% year on year:
Another big winner, spurred by stay-at-home orders were Smart Home apps:
You can read the full report here.
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