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App spending hits record USD 32 bln in Q1, up 40% YoY

Thursday 1 April 2021 | 12:01 CET | News
Consumers across the world spent a record USD 32 billion on apps across both iOS and Google Play in the first quarter of 2021, up 40 percent year on year, according to App Annie's latest report. The researcher attributed the surge to Covid-19 lockdowns, which it said forced consumers to seek out indoor stimulation via gaming, video streaming and social sharing apps, as well as apps for work, school and fitness. In total, smartphone users spent some USD 9 billion more on apps in the first 3 months of 2021 than they did in the year-earlier period.

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