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France App Market Statistics in 2020

France App Market Statistics in 2020 for Android

Unsurprisingly, Paris is one of the most critical app innovation centers in the world. The ‘City of Light’ is home to digital media companies like Deezer and Dailymotion, as well as the Telco giants Orange and SFR. Additionally, France’s second largest city, Lyons, is among the most productive app hubs in Europe.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights into the France Android app market with focus on apps only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many French app publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many apps they have released, and how French apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only major app publishers and ones with valid French addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many App Publishers Are from France?

There are more than 6,587 French publishers on Google Play out of all 817,478 app publishers. One of the biggest French publishers are Gameloft SE, VOODOO, Ketchapp, Ubisoft Entertainment, Magma Mobile, bweb media, Mobigame S.A.R.L., Progimax, Pretty Simple, Madbox . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from France. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Apps Are from French App Publishers?

There are more than 20,822 apps from French publishers on Google Play out of the 2,742,536 apps. Apps with most downloads of French publishers are LeclercDrive & LeclercChezMoi, Doctolib, Carrefour : drive livraison & carte de fidélité, myCANAL vos programmes en live ou en replay, Intermarché Magasin & Services (Drive Livraison), ameli l'Assurance Maladie, Cdiscount, AuchanDrive - courses drive, Decathlon Coach - Sports Tracking & Training, Klassroom . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from French publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

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How Are Apps from French Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 20,822 apps from French publishers on Google Play is 3.30 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all apps which is 3.16. Apps from French publishers on Google Play have on average 1,787 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,110 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

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How Focused Are French Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

79% of released apps by French publishers are apps and 21% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, French publishers focus more on games with 21% of releases compared to all publishers that focus 13% on games. Use our full App Market Explorer to filter for the most successful mobile apps and games.

Apps79% Games21%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from French Publishers Get?

Apps by French publishers have an average of 171.28k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 148.23k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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How Do French Apps Monetize?

9% of apps by French publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 33% of apps by French publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 40% have ads. 13% of apps by French publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps French Paid Apps9% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads French Include Ads33% Overall Include Ads40%
In-App Billing French In-App Billing13% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do French Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

35% of apps of French publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. Overall they put more effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 20%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

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Who Are the Top 10 French Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from France that accumulated most downloads.

1 Deezer Mobile

Deezer Mobile is on position 1 of the biggest French app publishers. Deezer Mobile is an online music streaming service based in Paris, France. The Deezer platform allows users to listen to music and other audio content on various devices, both online or offline. Deezer Mobile has developed and published Deezer Music Player: Songs, Playlists & Podcasts; 360 by Deezer, Deezer Music for Android TV, Deezer Music Player: Songs, Radio & Podcasts; and Radio by Deezer: FM Stations, UK Radio & Player. They own 5 apps that have been downloaded together more than 261.26m+ times.

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2 Videolabs

Videolabs is on position 2 of the biggest French app publishers. Videolabs is a French developer based in Paris. They are focused on building video services and open source technologies, and are the premier company in the VideoLAN and VLC ecosystems. Videolabs developed the app VLC for Android. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 207.81m+ times.

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3 MWM - Free music and audio apps for Android

MWM - Free music and audio apps for Android is on position 3 of the biggest French app publishers. MWM, which was founded in 2012, designs disruptive music apps and groundbreaking audio hardware products. They live to find innovative solutions and their goal is to make music creation accessible to anyone while constantly expanding their ecosystem of products. MWM - Free music and audio apps for Android has built a solid portfolio of apps, including Free music player for YouTube: Stream, Beat Maker Pro - music maker drum pad, Guitar - play music games, pro tabs and chords!, Drums: real drum set music games to play and learn, and more. They own 21 apps that have been downloaded together more than 195.19m+ times.

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4 Elokence

Elokence is on position 4 of the biggest French app publishers. Elokence is a French app development company focused on 100% home-grown AI. They are composed of a team of developers at the forefront of mobile and web innovation and digital assistants. They embody a spirit of experimentation and innovation. Elokence is best known for their apps Akinator Safari and Akinator VIP. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 130.04m+ times.

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5 PiVi & Co

PiVi & Co is on position 5 of the biggest French app publishers. PiVi & Co is a French mobile app developer and publisher. They were founded in 2008. PiVi & Co has developed a number of apps, including AgingBooth, FatBooth, MixBooth, BaldBooth, and more. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 89.63m+ times.

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6 Orange SA

Orange SA is on position 6 of the biggest French app publishers. Orange SA is a French multinational telecommunications corporation based in Paris. Founded in 1994, it is now the tenth largest mobile network operator in the world and the fourth largest in Europe. Orange SA has developed a number of apps that supplement their various offerings, including Mail Orange, 1er mail français; TV d'Orange, live-replay-vod; Messagerie vocale visuelle, Ma Livebox, and more. They own 60 apps that have been downloaded together more than 84.63m+ times.

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7 happn

happn is on position 7 of the biggest French app publishers. happn is a French dating app developer, founded in 2014. They believe fate is what brings two people to the same place at the same time, but they know that it can be difficult to actually connect with that person when you cross paths. happn developed and published the app happn – Local dating app. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 57.65m+ times.

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8 News Republic

News Republic is on position 8 of the biggest French app publishers. News Republic is a mobile app developer founded in 2008 in Bordeaux, France. Their primary product is a news aggregation app that uses artificial intelligence to provide personalized news updates to users. News Republic is best known for their app News Republic - Breaking and Trending News. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 57.52m+ times.

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9 FreeAppsTV

FreeAppsTV is on position 9 of the biggest French app publishers. FreeAppsTV is a French mobile app developer and publisher. FreeAppsTV has produced such apps as: Remote for LG TV, Remote for Roku, Remote for Samsung TV, Remote for Philips TV, and more. They own 13 apps that have been downloaded together more than 59.94m+ times.

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10 YadavApp

YadavApp is on position 10 of the biggest French app publishers. YadavApp is a mobile app developer and publisher based in France. YadavApp has developed such apps as Clock Live Wallpaper, Keypad Lock Screen, Photo Pattern Lock Screen, Flash Alerts, and more. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 59.7m+ times.

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What Are the Most Used SDKs by French Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by France app publishers. To find out which apps integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1 Firebase

56% of apps from French publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 9,093 apps. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

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2 Android Support Library V4

49% of apps from French publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 7,909 apps. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

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3 Google Ads AdMob

42% of apps from French publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 6,717 apps. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

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4 Google Analytics

32% of apps from French publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 5,081 apps. Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

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5 gson

30% of apps from French publishers have gson integrated. In total 4,791 apps. Gson is a Google-developed Java library that app developers can leverage to convert Java Objects into their JSON representation, and vice versa. It works with arbitrary Java objects, including pre-existing objects of which developers do not have the source-code.

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6 Firebase Cloud Messaging

30% of apps from French publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 4,787 apps. Firebase Cloud Messaging is a cross-platform messaging solution developed by Google that lets app developers reliably deliver messages at no cost. With Firebase Cloud Messaging, app developers can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync, and drive user re-engagement and retention with notification messages.

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7 Android Design Support Library

26% of apps from French publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 4,258 apps. Android Design Support Library, developed by Google’s Android team, provides app developers with an API to support adding material design components and patterns to their apps. The Design Support library helps app developers address various material design components and patterns, such as navigation drawers, floating action buttons, snackbars, and tabs.

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8 Fabric Crashlytics

23% of apps from French publishers have Fabric Crashlytics integrated. In total 3,682 apps. Fabric Crashlytics is the most powerful, lightest weight crash reporting SDK on the market. App developers that leverage Fabric Crashlytics are able to spend less time finding crashes and more time fixing them.

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9 Facebook

22% of apps from French publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 3,546 apps. Facebook offers an SDK that helps app developers build engaging social apps and get more installs. The SDK enables everything from powerful analytics, to Facebook’s secure login feature, to Facebook ads.

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10 Google Cloud Messaging

21% of apps from French publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 3,394 apps.

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What Are the Most Used Android App Permissions by French Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by France app publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by apps with specific permissions.

1 Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 100% of the apps from French publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 23,600 apps.

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2 Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 100% of the apps from French publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 21,106 apps.

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3 Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 75% of the apps from French publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 15,652 apps.

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4 Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 73% of the apps from French publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 15,280 apps.

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5 Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 55% of the apps from French publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 11,514 apps.

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6 Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 53% of the apps from French publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 10,953 apps.

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7 Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 46% of the apps from French publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 9,609 apps.

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8 Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 40% of the apps from French publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 8,364 apps.

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9 Fine Location Access

With android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION apps can find the precise location of the devices they are running on. In other words, apps can figure out where their users are. This is achieved using GPS or network location sources, like Wi-Fi and cell towers. However, in order for these location services to function, users must turn them on. 38% of the apps from French publishers use the Fine Location Access permission. Total 7,881 apps.

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10 Course Location Access

App publishers can use android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION within their apps to give them the ability to generate the approximate location of the devices they are running on. This location is generated by a combination of location services, including network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. Similar to the android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission, these location services must be enabled by the user for the app to use them. 35% of the apps from French publishers use the Course Location Access permission. Total 7,291 apps.

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What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of France. 7% of the top apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Apps in France's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of France. 20% of the top grossing apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Social Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of France. 7% of the top social apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked News Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play news top chart of France. 73% of the top news apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Travel Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of France. 33% of the top travel apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Shopping Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of France. 53% of the top shopping apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Lifestyle Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of France. 20% of the top lifestyle apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Business Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of France. 13% of the top business apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.