The Top Revenue Earning App Publishers for 2015

Posted 3/1/2016 1:06:31 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

The Top Revenue Earning App Publishers for 2015
App Annie has identified the top companies as defined by the revenue when considering combined iOS and Google Play income from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. 

The “App Annie 52” is an annual report that reveals app rankings based on revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store and does not include revenue earned from in-app advertising or subscriptions outside app store channels.

The top company was Super Cell (Finland) followed by King (UK), and then three Japanese based publishers - mixi, GungHo Online, and Line. There were 13 new companies on the list including Spotify, Pandora and InterActiveCorp (IAC) – whose apps include Tinder, OKCupid Dating and 

East Asia companies represented more than half of the list with publishers from China, Japan and South Korea taking 28 of the 52 spots. Also on the list were 17 companies from the US and 7 from Europe.

The infographic provided by App Annie provides a full breakdown of the list.

App Annie Top Earners 2015

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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