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Five of the top six mobile apps in the U.S. during December, were from Google

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Five of the top six mobile apps in the U.S. during December, were from Google
Metrics firm comScore recently charted the top ten mobile apps in the U.S. for December, based on the number of unique visitors. The result? Five out of the top six names were produced by Google. Actually, the number one app is the one that is non-Google as Facebook led the way with 85.5 million unique visitors for the month. Google Maps was second with 74.6 million unique visitors during December. Google Play was next (61.5 million unique visitors), followed by Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. Those three had 60.6 million, 53.9 million and 52.6 million unique visitors in December, respectively. 

Facebook's app is sticky

Facebook's app is sticky

Rounding out the top ten is Pandora Radio, Apple iTunes, Cooliris and Yahoo! Messenger. Apple removed YouTube and Google Maps from iOS 6 and that decision shows up in the chart comparing the number of unique visitors monthly for both the Facebook app and Google Maps. You can see how Google Maps fell behind Facebook at the same time the former app was removed from iOS 6.

Another chart shows that the  Facebook app is more "sticky" than Google's mobile apps in the U.S. In other words, users spent more time using the social networking site's app, which actually accounted for 23% of the time U.S. mobile device users spent using apps in December. Facebook owned Instagram accounts for another 3%. Last month, U.S. app users spent 10% of their time using apps from Google. Combined, one of every 3 minutes U.S. mobile device users spent using an app in December was on an app created by Facebook or Google. The numbers that comScore used were from U.S. based iOS and Android users 18 and older, during December.

source: comScore via BGR

Facebook took over the top spot late last year
Facebook took over the top spot late last year

Facebook took over the top spot late last year


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posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:13

1. maxis3G (unregistered)


These chart show what I used the most....
SOOO TRUE!!

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 22:26

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


In software, no1 touches GG at the moment.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:22

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


What was the "XX million users" stats not quoted for iTunes? Was it so low that it was preferred to skip mentioning numbers?

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:44

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


oh, so google play has more users than itunes store?

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:57

5. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


With a million Android being activated per day, I could see that. Apple sells a ton of phones, but I'm not sure how many new accounts their setting up. iTunes accounts can be shared by many devices in one household, but every individual phone has to have its own gmail, Google Play, Google Maps, YouTube, etc, etc...

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 23:27

8. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Well you could also have multiple android devices with the same Google account!

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 23:35 1

9. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


You could, but Android users aren't dumb.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:50

4. antifanboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


oh apple

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:57

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Kinda figured Google Maps would have been their top app after Apple Maps flopped so badly. Just goes to show you how much people rely on email and watching videos of cats doing stupid things.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 05:08

11. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its the reason why gangnam style has over a billion hits and "aint nobody got time for that" is racking up millions of hits!!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:09 1

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Well, this news can't go over well in Cupertino...

This just in: Apple buys Facebook, claims patent on human social interaction.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 00:36

12. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Dude, keep quiet. Don't give them any ideas.

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