The COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily lives in more ways than one. With more and more people staying at home, there was a massive uptick in mobile entertainment, especially games and movies. Not surprisingly, this increased interest has driven App Store sales through the roof, according to a report by mobile analytics company Sensor Tower that was shared by The Motley Fool.
App Store Revenue Skyrockets
In the third quarter of 2020, total consumer spending on mobile apps climbed to an estimated $30 million, a 32% jump. This growth is the direct result of the coronavirus outbreak as people stuck at home turned to mobile games and apps for entertainment. Downloads skyrockets to 36.5 billion with Android accounting for a majority (28.3 billion) of these downloads when compared to the App Store (8.2 billion).
iOS App Store Out-Earns Google Play