This Week in Apps: League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 billion. […]

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Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional […]

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Top Language Apps Worldwide for September 2019 by Downloads

U-Dictionay was the most downloaded language app worldwide for September 2019 with more than 4.8 million installs, a 2x increase from September 2018. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at 45 percent of its total downloads and Indonesia at 11 percent. The full top 10 ranking of language apps worldwide by downloads for September 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

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Top Music Apps Worldwide for September 2019 by Downloads

Spotify was the most downloaded Music category app worldwide for September 2019 with close to 16.7 million installs, which represented an 18 percent increase from September 2018. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were the United States at 14 percent of its total downloads and India at 13 percent. The full top 10 ranking of Music category apps worldwide by downloads for September 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

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Great Britain and Germany Lead the Way as European App Spending Grows 17.6% to $2.85 billion in Q3 2019

Mobile consumers across Europe spent an estimated $2.85 billion on apps across the App Store and Google Play in Q3 2019, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. This represented a 17.6 percent increase on gross revenue generated in Q3 2018, based on user spend for in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps. Based on data from our global Q3 2019 market report, launching next week, Europe accounts for 13 percent of global mobile app revenue. In this report, we take a closer look into non-gaming and gaming app downloads and revenue figures across Europe, along with which countries are driving the market.

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Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice

Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from other, older hardware in Logitech’s lineup – but they build on what the company has gotten really right with input devices, and add some great new features to make these easily […]

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Top Education Apps Worldwide for September 2019 by Downloads

YouTube Kids was the most downloaded Education category app worldwide for September 2019 with close to 6.5 million installs, a 2x increase from September 2018. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at 18 percent of its total downloads and the United States at 12 percent. The full top 10 ranking of Education category apps worldwide by downloads for September 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

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Top Food & Drink Apps Worldwide for September 2019 by Downloads

Uber Eats was the most downloaded Food & Drink category app worldwide for September 2019 with close to 8 million installs, which represented a 17 percent increase from September 2018. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were the United States at 18 percent of its total downloads and India at 14 percent. The full top 10 ranking of Food & Drink category apps worldwide by downloads for September 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

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Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry

The chief executive of Foursquare, one of the largest location data platforms on the internet, is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to better regulate the wider location data industry amid abuses and misuses of consumers’ personal data. It comes in the aftermath of the recent location sharing scandal, which revealed how bounty hunters were […]

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Dragon Quest Walk Takes Flight in Japan, Earning $86 Million in Its First Month

Dragon Quest Walk, Square Enix’s take on location-based augmented reality games, has had the second-highest grossing launch month ever for an AR exploration game in Japan. According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, the title has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times across both the App Store and Google Play, generating an estimated $86 million in player spending since September 8.

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