Apple is celebrating the tenth birthday of the App Store with a post sharing some of its milestones and testimonials.
When Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps, it ignited a cultural, social and economic phenomenon that changed how people work, play, meet, travel and so much more. Over the past decade, the App Store has created a safe place for users of all ages to get the very best apps and a vibrant app economy for developers of all sizes, from all over the world, to thrive. Today, customers in 155 countries are visiting the App Store more often, staying longer and downloading and using more apps than ever before.
In celebration of the Apple Store’s tenth birthday, Sensor Tower has shared a look at the most popular apps and games of all time.
Since it began tracking data in July 2010, thirty thousand apps have reached number one on the App Store charts in at least one country.
WhatsApp topped the list of free apps, spending 1783 days in the number one spot. Following close behind is Messenger at 1671 days, Facebook at 1541 days, and Viber at 1360 days.
Looking at paid iPhone apps, Minecraft comes in first spending 1645 days at number one, followed by Facetune at 1501 days, Afterlight at 1312 days, and 7 Min Workout at 1134 days.