App Download Statistics: How Many Downloads to Top iOS Charts?

Ever wonder how many app downloads it takes to get to the top of iOS charts?

Application-research firm Distimo just released several statistics showing how many daily downloads an app needs to log to get to the top.

Distimo also released information about the days on which people download more apps. Looking at the 300 most-popular free applications, they aggregated data on which days they were downloaded most frequently. On the whole, people tend to download more apps on weekends (16 percent Saturday and 17 percent Sunday). Meanwhile in the week, the proportions range from 13 to 14 percent. Therefore, to get into the top-app charts, you can get fewer downloads during weekdays, so long as you pick it up on weekends.

The number of daily downloads needed to get into the top charts are broken up into different countries below:

United States (Daily Downloads):

Top 50: 25 thousand

Top 25: 45 thousand

Top 10: 80 thousand

France:

Top 50: 3 thousand

Top 25: 5 thousand

Top 10: 10 thousand

Italy

Top 50: 2 thousand

Top 25: 4 thousand

Top 10: 8 thousand

Germany

Top 50: 3 thousand

Top 25: 5 thousand

Top 10: 12 thousand

United Kingdom

Top 50: 5 thousand

Top 25: 8 thousand

Top 10: 18 thousand

Australia:

Top 50: 2 thousand

Top 25: 4 thousand

Top 10: 8 thousand

China:

Top 50: 10 thousand

Top 25: 15 thousand

Top 10: 30 thousand

Japan:

Top 50: 6 thousand

Top 25: 9 thousand

Top 10: 20 thousand

South Korea:

Top 50: 5 thousand

Top 25: 9 thousand

Top 10: 20 thousand

 

One Response to App Download Statistics: How Many Downloads to Top iOS Charts?
  1. Above Ground Pools
    December 13, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    Wow. 25k downloads in a day. You definitely have to really be onto something to rank.