India is in third position internationally, in terms of number of downloads from Google Play Store, according to App Annie Index for 2013. However, it doesn't figure in the top 10 countries in terms of revenue generated from apps. App Annie also stated that Brazil, Russia, India and China have made noticeable gains on app store superpowers such as US and UK in terms of downloads, setting the stage for potential strong future growth. Downloads from BRIC countries have increased by 1.8 times and revenues increased by 2.7 times. While it gave country specific download data for Russia and China, it hasn't shared any similar information for India. Highlights - Google Play led the iOS app store in terms of downloads by over 15% in 2013, but iOS apps however made twice as much money as Google Play apps. - Games continued to be the most popular category in iOS and Google Play Store combined in terms of downloads, followed by Entertainment and Photo and Video apps. - Games continued to top the chart in terms of revenue from these two stores, followed by Social Networking and Music apps. It needs to be noted that Social Networking and Music categories have gained five positions from 2012. - On Google Play Store, Games was the most popular category in terms of downloads, followed by Communication (up two places) and Tools (down one place). In terms of revenues, Games was the biggest, followed by Communication (up three places) and Social (up one place). -…
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