Here are the most downloaded mobile apps and games of the last decade

If our relationship with the world was completely transformed in the 2010s with the democratization of the smartphone, it is mainly thanks to mobile applications. Appearing in 2008 with the launches of the App Store and the Play Store, they took off in the last decade and have revolutionized networking, travel, transportation, delivery, banking and countless other areas.

It is in this spirit that the analysis firm App Annie unveiled on Monday its lists of the most downloaded mobile applications and games of the last decade.

The first of these two rankings is dominated by Facebook, which occupies the first four positions with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram. Two Chinese applications, TikTok and UC Browser, are in the seventh and eighth rows respectively.

The most downloaded apps from 2010 to 2019

  1. Facebook

  2. Facebook Messenger

  3. WhatsApp Messenger

  4. Instagram

  5. Snapchat

  6. Skype

  7. TikTok

  8. UC Browser

  9. Youtube

  10. Twitter

The most downloaded mobile game of the decade is Subway Surfers , from Danish developer Kiloo. It is closely followed by Candy Crush Saga and Temple Run 2 . 

The most downloaded mobile games from 2010 to 2019

  1. Subway Surfers

  2. Candy Crush Saga

  3. Temple run 2

  4. My Talking Tom

  5. Clash of clans

  6. louse

  7. Hill Climb Racing

  8. Minion Rush

  9. Fruit Ninja

  10. 8 Ball Pool

The most popular applications are not always the most profitable, however. It is for this reason that App Annie also unveiled rankings of applications on which people have spent the most. Broadcast services like Netflix and Spotify dominate the top 10, but dating app Tinder, which offers optional premium subscriptions, has risen to second place. 

The mobile applications that generated the most money from 2010 to 2019

  1. Netflix

  2. Tinder

  3. Pandora Music

  4. Tencent Video

  5. LINE

  6. iqiyi

  7. Spotify

  8. Youtube

  9. HBO Now

  10. Kwai

App Annie did the same exercise with mobile games and found that people have spent the most on Clash of Clans in the past decade. His sequel, Clash Royale, completes the top 10. 

The mobile games that generated the most money from 2010 to 2019

  1. Clash of clans

  2. Monster strike

  3. Candy Crush Saga

  4. Puzzle & Dragons

  5. Fate / Grand Order

  6. Honor of kings

  7. Fantasy Westward Journey

  8. Pokémon GO

  9. Game of War – Fire Age

  10. Clash Royale

The mobile application market is not expected to fade anytime soon. App Annie says it is still growing year on year, while overall downloads increased 5% from 2018 to 2019 and spending on apps increased 15% in the same period.

Lucia I. Turner
Lucia is one of the DellOne2One founders. She assists in keeping the site functional and organized for our readers.  She mainly covers PC gaming stories.