A new report from app store analytics firm App Annie this morning offers insight into the most popular – and profitable! – iOS applications of all time. Not surprisingly, the most downloaded app to date is Facebook, which also places elsewhere in the top 10 list thanks to its other mobile properties like Facebook Messenger (#2), Instagram (#4) and WhatsApp Messenger (#6).
Meanwhile, King’s Candy Crush Saga is the world’s most downloaded game, but Supercell’s Clash of Clans edged it out in terms of revenue.
According to the firm, the company determined these rankings by analyzing data going back to July 2010, when it first activated its App Store trackers. It also used newer technologies to determine which apps were the most used.
In the Apps rankings, Google, Facebook and Apple dominate the top 10 most downloaded apps, with Google’s YouTube coming in at #3, and Google Maps at #8. Apple’s Find My iPhone is #7 and its iTunes U app is #10. The only other two companies to make the list were Microsoft with Skype (#5) and Twitter (#9).