According to figures available on Statista.com, during the same quarter in 2021, 35.9 billion downloads took place. Thus, the number of downloads decreased by 4.2% in the second quarter year-on-year.
In the first quarter of 2022, 36.8 billion apps were downloaded. Thus, Q2 downloads are down 6.5% compared to the previous quarter. On Google Play, downloads rose from 28 billion to 27 billion in successive second quarters. As a result, downloads on Google Play fell by 3.6 year-on-year. By comparison, App Store downloads fell from 7.9 billion to 7.4 billion, a 6.3% year-on-year decline.
Google Play downloads increased from 28.3 billion to 27 billion from the first to the second quarter. This drop reduced downloads by 4.6%, which is slightly larger thanyear-on-year. App Store downloads increased from 8.5 billion in the first quarter to 7.4 billion in the second quarter.
Google Play also saw a drop in customer spending, but spending on the App Store increased slightly. Customer spending fell from $11.3 billion in Q2 2021 to $10.6 billion in Q2 2022. As a result, App Store spending was reduced by 6.2% year-on-year. In contrast, App Store spending grew from $20.8 billion in Q2 2021 to $21.9 billion in Q2 2022, an increase of 5.3%.
Customer spending on Google Play in the second quarter was also down from the previous quarter. Customers spent $10.7 billion in the first quarter and only $10.6 billion in the second quarter. App Store spending increased slightly from $21.8 billion to $21.9 billion. Overall expenses have remained constant over the past two quarters.