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Chrome Web Store – 4+ Million Users Grow to 8+ Million Users in Less Then 40 Days

ChromeOSApps.org specializes in tracking Chrome Web Store Activity. Special programs and arrangements watch and record data from the Web Store twice daily. ChromeOSApps.org contains a data store with metrics on an app level, starting since 12/9/10 and continuing to date.

“Facts are stubborn things”

Around Google Chrome Circles the success of the Google Chrome Web Store is bantered about quite vigorously.  A variety of opinions exist ranging from –
“Sales Are At A Trickle On Google’s Chrome Web Store”, “Google’s Chrome Web Store flopping” to more recently “Chrome Web Store {has}… experienced moderate success.”  

Facts are stubborn things.  We’ll let you choose the adjectives to describe the Web Store results.

This article will –

1) Present data that reveals 70% Chrome Web Store App User growth since 2/4/10,
2) Reveal the hottest app category during this period,
3) List the top apps that lead the charge with outstanding user growth.

Top Line – 4+ Million to  8+ Million Chrome Web Store
App Users

The facts –  

  • From 1/15 to 2/3 the app store user base grew 17% (4,085,282 to 4,782,769).

  • From 2/4 to 2/23 the growth rate exploded to 70% (4,872,086 to 8,302,294).

Chrome Web Store App Users

A reminder – one Chrome User may use several apps. In this case, the Chrome User counts as an app user for each app used. For example, One Chrome User has three apps. This user counts as a user of three apps. The three apps are what counts here. (For more detail on this please see – Part 1, Part 2.)

 

Drill Down – Category Growth?

Categories are examined to find if growth was universal or if growth favored any particular category of app (category as defined by Google).

 


 

As expected, all categories fared well during the 2/4 to 2/23 period.  Exceptional performance occurred in the Games Category.  The category started off with 512,696 users and grew to 1,264,399 users. The Entertainment, Education and Lifestyle category apps also performed well.

Drill Down – Applications

To uncover the fastest growing apps, all apps were rank ordered, based on user base size, on 2/3.  Apps were then rank ordered on 2/23.  Only apps with user bases of greater then 10,000 users were examined. The top 40 apps that increased user base ranking are listed. Essentially, these are the hottest apps during the period examined.

App

2/23 Count

2/3 Rank

2/23 Rank

Climb in Rank Since 2/3

EasyClock

28,555

#N/A

71

NEW

Shuffler.fm

14,957

#N/A

117

NEW

Midas Mahjong

10,700

2,091

153

1,938

Bubble Witch

17,194

1,836

103

1,733

Good Food

23,050

847

86

761

AutoCAD WS

28,883

786

70

716

Marvel Comics

69,636

425

22

403

Atari \x2D Lunar Lander

13,020

490

131

359

Diigo Web

11,020

464

149

315

Curling

16,211

391

111

280


Click Here For Entire Top 40 List

The above list represents the top performers during a very hot period of time for the Google Chrome Web Store. 
EasyClock did not exist on 2/3, but ranked 71 relative to all apps in user base
size.  Midas Mahjong ranked 2,091 on 2/3, 153 on 2/23.

Summary

  • The Chrome Web Store app users grew to 8,302,294 users as of 2/23.  Since 2/3 this represents growth of 70%

  • While all categories where graced with growth, Games, Entertainment, Education and Lifestyle categories excelled in that order.

  • The apps that lead growth have been listed for review.

We appreciate any comments you have.


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Chrome Web Store – 4+ Million Users Grow to 8+ Million Users in Less Then 40 Days

Leave a Comment

  • http://twitter.com/thechromesource thechromesource

    8,302,294 users yes, but when you say “users” doesn’t that mean more than one app per person? Shouldn’t it be “apps” instead?

    • Director

      Not sure what use of app or apps you’re referring to. As was pointed out in the article, the 8+ million users may or may not include an app user or apps user. Personally I believe that the term app is a new universal term representing many things. Are we sure that proper grammatical rules have been established for the word ‘app’?

  • http://twitter.com/thechromesource thechromesource

    Sure, an “app” is abbreviation for an application – generally thought of as an app because it’s easier to install than native programs. So from this I gather that there are 8,302,294 apps being used by an undetermined number of users.

    There’s no one to one correlation between the two in the data is really what I’m trying to find out.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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