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A P P S E A R C H A N A LY T I C S

July 2011

App Search Analytics | July 2011

A B O U T C H O M P S A P P S E A R C H A N A LY T I C S

Welcome to the tenth edition of Chomps App Search Analytics Report!


Chomps technology powers the most advanced search engine for native and web apps across the worldwide iOS and Android markets. The metrics outlined in this report provide insight into app search trends across iOS and Android using Chomps on-device search functionality within the US during the month of July. Chomp for Android launched on February 28, 2011. Android and iOS metrics included in this edition of App Search Analytics refers to data collected July 1 - 31 but references previous months for trending and comparison purposes. To see more app search data from Chomp visit http://chomp.com/etc/chomp-charts

App Search Analytics | July 2011

A N A LY T I C S H I G H L I G H T S U M M A R Y

App Search Analytics


Top Queries
Games again dominated Julys top queries on both Android and iOS. Twelve distinct queries including the term games are in the combined top 25.

App Monetization
Paid app downloads increased by 2% on both Android and iOS, the third consecutive month of increases for both platforms. On Android the lower $1.01 - $3.00 price range increased by 1.2%, while premium price points $9.01 and above increased by 0.7%. Trends on iOS mirrored those of Android. The $0.99 price point increased by 1.3%, while premium price points above $14.99 saw signicant growth from 0.3% to 0.7%.

Best in Category
App Search Analytics introduces a new methodology for category counting. Games are a much larger part of iOS trafc than measured with the old methodology. On Android, games and utilities took big hits in category share, while books saw a large uptick.

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A N A LY T I C S H I G H L I G H T S U M M A R Y

July Spotlight
Current Event Related Queries
Spotify was launched to signicant fanfare in the US on July 14. Chomp observed a major spike in search trafc for the app around the launch, and trafc has since remained elevated by > 250%.

International Search Trends & Top Apps


With the explosion of apps globally, Chomp offers a snapshot of unique queries by country and shares top app downloads across Android and iOS abroad. International search trends remain largely unchanged and are dominated by games and free apps.

The Chomp 55
Find out which iPhone and Android apps won the hearts and minds of Chomp users during July. Dropbox took the top spot on Android, while Tweetbot took the top spot on iOS. Spotify shot into the top 10 on both Android and iOS.

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CHOMP SEARCH METRICS

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ANDROID QUERIES

The Top Queries list shows the top 25 entries typed into the Chomp search box on Android devices during July.

App Function vs. App Name

21%

79%

Android - July 2011

App Function App Name

Top Queries free games entertainment utilities music puzzle games adventure games books productivity ringtones photography social networking movies 3d games rpg games action games music lifestyle utility tools fun games music downloads chat board games business racing games

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iPHONE AND iPOD QUERIES

The Top Queries list shows the top 25 entries typed into the Chomp search box on iOS devices in July.

App Function vs. App Name

24%

76%

iOS - July 2011

App Function App Name

Top Queries games adventure games entertainment puzzle games utilities books productivity social networking photography business lifestyle music shooting games chat board games addictive games action games fashion education music kids games nance free apps navigation calendar

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A N D R O I D A P P D O W N L O A D S : F R E E V S PA I D
On Chomp, 8% of all Android Downloads were paid, a 2% increase over June. This quantity has increased for the third consecutive month. The increases were seen across lower and premium price points. At lower price points, the $1.01 - $2.00 and $2.01 - $3.00 price ranges, each increased 0.6%. At premium price points, the $9.01 - $10.00 and above $10.00 price ranges increased by 0.2% and 0.5%, respectively.

8% Paid

92%Free

2.1% 2.5% 1.4% 0.5% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5%

0.01 - 1.00 1.01 - 2.00 2.01 - 3.00 3.01 - 4.00 4.01- 5.00 5.01 - 6.00 6.01 - 7.00 7.01 - 8.00 8.01 - 9.00 9.01 - 10.00 > 10.00

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i O S A P P D O W N L O A D S : F R E E V S PA I D
Developers offering paid iOS apps saw downloads increase by 2%, compared to June. The growth was primarily at the $0.99 price point, which increased 1.3%. Premium price points above $14.99 also saw signicant growth from 0.3% to 0.7%.

22% Paid

78% Free

12.8% 3.9% 2.2% 0.6% 1.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.7%

0.99 1.99 2.99 3.99 4.99 5.99 6.99 7.99 8.99 9.99 14.99 Other
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C AT E G O R I E S

Note on category methodology changes


At Chomp, we constantly evaluate our methodologies for App Search Analytics. Developers are allowed to specify more than one category in Android Market and iTunes. Though interesting from the perspective of an app search company, counting multiple categories for App Search Analytics has often obscured patterns in the app stores. To that end, we provide you with the best possible data, our report contains the following changes: 1) We provide category distribution for both Android Market and iTunes using all and only primary category. This will allow you to compare and contrast the two methodologies on Julys data. 2) Starting in the August App Search Analytics report, we will use primary category only for the purposes of this report.

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M O S T P O P U L A R A N D R O I D C AT E G O R I E S ( O l d m e t h o d )
Games and utilities saw signicant downticks. Books saw a signicant uptick. Games decreased from 26.0 to 21.7% and utilities decreased from 15.7% to 11.5%. Books increased from 3.6% to 6.3%. Smaller categories such as news, healthcare & tness, sports, nance, and education, saw large gains as well.
21.7% 11.5% 17.0% 5.2% 7.9% 3.8% 3.9% 2.4% 6.3% 2.4% 3.4% 2.7% 2.3% 2.4% 2.8% 0.7% 2.5% 1.0% games utilities entertainment social networking music productivity lifestyle photography books travel healthcare & tness news business nance sports weather education medical

3% 3% 2% 6% 2% lifestyle 4% productivity 4%

games 22%

utilities 12%

music entertainment 8% 17% social networking 5%

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M O S T P O P U L A R A N D R O I D C AT E G O R I E S
The results of the new methodology are nearly identical to the old methodology for Android.

3% 3% 2% 6% 2% lifestyle 4% productivity 4%

games 22%

utilities 12%

21.8% 11.6% 17.0% 5.3% 7.9% 3.7% 3.9% 2.3% 6.3% 2.4% 3.4% 2.7% 2.3% 2.4% 2.8% 0.7% 2.5% 1.0%

music entertainment 8% social networking 17% 5%

games utilities entertainment social networking music productivity lifestyle photography books travel healthcare & tness news business nance sports weather education medical

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M O S T P O P U L A R i T U N E S C AT E G O R I E S ( O l d M e t h o d )
Month over month, there was almost no category churn in iTunes categories. Productivity saw a slight downtick from 8.8% to 7.5%, and reference saw a slight downtick from 5.7% to 4.9%. Books saw a slight uptick from 1.5% to 2.0%

2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 5% social networking 5% productivity 8% lifestyle 8%

entertainment 22%

games 19%

22.0% 18.9% 8.1% 8.1% 7.5% 4.9% 4.9% 3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 2.1% 2.4% 2.2% 1.4% 2.0% 1.2% 1.1% 0.9% 0.9% 0.4%

utilities 8%

entertainment games utilities lifestyle productivity social networking reference photography music education travel business healthcare & tness navigation books news sports medical nance weather
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M O S T P O P U L A R i T U N E S C AT E G O R I E S
Using the new methodology yields drastically different results for iOS. Most games were, dual categorized as both games and entertainment. Using primary category only yields a much stronger representation for the games category. Utilities, lifestyle, and productivity all see large downticks, while social networking sees a slight uptick using the new methodology.
10.8% 31.1% 6.0% 6.1% 4.3% 5.8% 6.6% 4.9% 5.5% 3.3% 2.5% 2.0% 3.0% 1.4% 2.5% 1.5% 0.9% 0.8% 1.3% 0.4% entertainment games utilities lifestyle productivity social networking reference photography music education travel business healthcare & tness navigation books news sports medical nance weather
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2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 3% 5%

entertainment 11%

5%

games 31%

7% social networking 6% productivity utilities lifestyle 4% 6% 6%

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APP USAGE METRICS

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CURRENT EVENT APP SEARCHES


App queries correlate with real time events. The query of the month is spotify. The service was launched in the US on July 14, driving an increase in trafc of more than 250%. Related query terms such as music, internet radio, and radio also spiked during the release window.

Spo(fy US Launch

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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I N T E R N AT I O N A L S E A R C H T R E N D S
Free was again the #1 search term across all countries sampled on Android. The snapshot below represents the top queries and subsequent app downloads on select countries around the globe through the Chomp app on Android. Angry Birds remains popular internationally.

Top App Queries by Country United Kingdom


free games entertainment books social networking utilities puzzle games

Top App Downloads by Country Saudi Arabia


free games utilities chat reference entertainment productivity Saudi Arabia Pho.to Lab Google+ Germany Aldiko Book Reader Tubemate Youtube Downloader India Flash Player 10.3 Angry Birds Australia Google Books Pandora 17 United Kingdom Angry Birds MP3 Downloader Canada Pandora Angry Birds

Canada
free games utilities entertainment shooting games rpg games music

Germany
free games utilities adventure games business 3d games calendar

India
free productivity games utilities entertainment business utility tools

Australia
free games utilities entertainment books productivity adventure games

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L S E A R C H T R E N D S
App search abroad shows more diversity on iOS. The snapshot below represents the top queries and subsequent app downloads on select countries around the globe through the Chomp app on iOS. Press surrounding the US Spotify launch has driven the app to the top of the iOS charts for Australia, Canada, and Germany.

Top App Queries by Country United Kingdom


games productivity social networking entertainment puzzle games photography adventure games

Top App Downloads by Country Saudi Arabia


games chat puzzle games adventure games kids games books education Saudi Arabia Paper Toss Google Earth Germany Spotify Angry Birds Lite India Geeta Dham PAC-MAN Lite Australia Spotify Flood-It! 18 United Kingdom Paper Toss Adobe Photoshop Express Canada Spotify Adobe Photoshop Express

Canada
games adventure games free apps puzzle games books entertainment board games

Germany
games adventure games app shooting games action games puzzle games strategy books

India
puzzle games productivity games business utilities movies entertainment

Australia
games entertainment social networking productivity sports games music utilities

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THE CHOMP 55- Android

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C H O M P S T O P 5 5 O F J U LY - A n d r o i d
Congratulations to Chomps top 55, our list of the most popular Android apps in July! Dropbox has continued its run up the charts to claim the top spot. Spotify breaks into the top 10 in its initial month. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Dropbox WeatherBug Flash Player 10.3 Spotify eBay Dictionary.com Twitter GasBuddy Google Earth Movies by Flixster Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Utilities Weather Utilities Music Shopping Books & Reference Social Networking Travel & Local Travel & Local Entertainment
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#21 June

#4 June #13 June

#5 June #35 June

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C H O M P S T O P 5 5 O F J U LY - A n d r o i d ( 1 1 - 5 5 )
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 The Weather Channel Pandora Google Translate Tiny Flashlight + LED Lookout Mobile Security ColorNote Notepad Notes Google Sky Map Angry Birds Angry Birds Rio Dolphin Browser HD SoundHound Advanced Task Killer Angry Birds Seasons TuneIn Radio Anit-Virus Free Go SMS Pro Google Goggles Yahoo! Mail Facebook Barcode Scanner Google+ Zedge Ringtones & Wallpapers Netix
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34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

Handcent SMS Evernote Google Voice Redbox Yelp Go Launcher EX Foursquare Words With Friends Free Fandango Movies Paper Toss Amazon.com VEVO Tap Tap Revenge 4 Adobe Reader Swiftkey X QuickPic Speedtest.net Mobile DailyHoroscope StumbleUpon Bank of America Poynt WebMD

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THE CHOMP 55- iOS

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C H O M P S T O P 5 5 O F J U LY - i O S
Congratulations to Chomps top 55, our list of the most popular iPhone apps in July! Tweetbot breaks into the top 10, Cut the Rope and IMDb remain very popular, and Spotify breaks into the top 10 in its initial month. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Tweetbot Cut the Rope Instagram IMDb Movies & TV Spotify NinJump Kindle PayPal Pocket God Mint $2.99 $0.99 Free Free Free Free Free Free $0.99 Free Social Networking Games Social Networking Entertainment Music Games Books Finance Games Finance #13 June
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#3 June #25 June #4 June

#18 June

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C H O M P S T O P 5 5 O F J U LY - i O S ( 1 1 - 5 5 )
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Fruit Ninja Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone Unofcial iJustine Plants vs. Zombies Tumblr Cut the Rope Lite Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test Urbanspoon Songify Tap Tap Revenge 3 WhatsApp Messenger Tweet - iPad edition for Twitter Shazam Groupon Facebook Doodle Jump Unblock Me FREE Fashion Story Smurfs Village Pocket Frogs Tiny Tower Overbreak - Lite FallDown
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34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

Bump Hoggy Remote LinkedIn Mega Jump Pandora Radio TV Guide Mobile Adobe Photoshop Express Skype Google Search Flood-It! Backgrounds Doodle Fill Trafc Rush The Impossible Test MyTown Cube Runner Bouncedown Knots TapDefense Angry Birds Lite Living Social

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THANK YOU!

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