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France App Market Statistics in 2021

France App Market Statistics in 2021

Last update: 26 Jul 2021 CET
France App Market Statistics in 2021 for Android
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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 8,217 French publishers on Google Play out of all 922,725 app publishers. One of the biggest French publishers are VOODOO, Gameloft SE, Ketchapp, Ubisoft Entertainment, Magma Mobile, Mobigame S.A.R.L., bweb media, HOMA GAMES, Madbox, Pretty Simple . 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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Globally
French
Publishers
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Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from French App Publishers?

There are more than 25,985 apps from French publishers on Google Play out of the 2,970,573 apps. Apps with most downloads of French publishers are TousAntiCovid, France tv sport : Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo 2020, TousAntiCovid Verif, Doctolib - Prise de rendez-vous en ligne, ameli l'Assurance Maladie, france•tv : direct et replay, leboncoin petites annonces, WeWard : Gagnez de l'argent en marchant, Eurosport: Sports News Results & Scores, Visorando - Route ideas . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from French publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
French Apps
vs
Total Apps

How Are Apps from French Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 25,985 apps from French publishers on Google Play is 3.39 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.51 stars. Apps from French publishers on Google Play have on average 1,750 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,348 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
French Apps
3.39 stars
Average #Ratings of
French Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.51 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are French Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

81% of released apps by French publishers are apps and 19% 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 19% 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.

Apps81% Games19%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from French Publishers Get?

Apps by French publishers have an average of 178.6k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 190.53k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per French App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do French Apps Monetize?

7% of apps by French publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 26% of apps by French publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 39% have ads. 12% of apps by French publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps monetization paid French Paid Apps7% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads monetization ads French Include Ads26% Overall Include Ads39%
In-App Billing monetization iap French In-App Billing12% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do French Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

48% 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 26%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

French Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 French Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

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1 Deezer Music

Deezer Music is on position 1 of the biggest French app publishers. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 306.2m+ times.

306.2m+
6
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 264.07m+ times.

264.07m+
2
3 MWM - Free music and creative apps for Android

MWM - Free music and creative apps for Android is on position 3 of the biggest French app publishers. They own 27 apps that have been downloaded together more than 235.89m+ times.

235.89m+
27
4 Elokence SAS

Elokence SAS is on position 4 of the biggest French app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 171.4m+ times.

171.4m+
3
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 91m+ times.

91m+
7
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 50 apps that have been downloaded together more than 90.16m+ times.

90.16m+
50
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 75.86m+ times.

75.86m+
1
8 YadavApp

YadavApp is on position 8 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 8 apps that have been downloaded together more than 75.67m+ times.

75.67m+
8
9 AppAgency Labs

AppAgency Labs is on position 9 of the biggest French app publishers. They own 13 apps that have been downloaded together more than 68.4m+ times.

68.4m+
13
10 CPUID

CPUID is on position 10 of the biggest French app publishers. CPUID is a mobile app developer and publisher based in France. They are best known for the CPU-Z app, which is a freeware system profiling and monitoring application that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chip-set, and other hardware features of PCs and Android devices. CPUID has produced the CPU-Z and HWMonitor PRO apps. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 66.73m+ times.

66.73m+
2

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.

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1 icon Google Firebase

66% of apps from French publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 15,492 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.

66
15492
2 icon Firebase Cloud Messaging

43% of apps from French publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 10,149 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.

43
10149
3 icon OkHttp

43% of apps from French publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 9,949 apps. OkHttp is an open source project designed to be an efficient HTTP client. It's also easy to use. OkHttp’s request/response API is designed with fluent builders and immutability. It supports both synchronous blocking calls and async calls with callbacks.

43
9949
4 icon gson

34% of apps from French publishers have gson integrated. In total 7,903 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.

34
7903
5 icon Google Ads AdMob

32% of apps from French publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 7,476 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.

32
7476
6 icon Android Support Library V4

32% of apps from French publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 7,412 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.

32
7412
7 icon Firebase Crashlytics Fabric

26% of apps from French publishers have Firebase Crashlytics Fabric integrated. In total 6,069 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.

26
6069
8 icon ZXing

22% of apps from French publishers have ZXing integrated. In total 5,198 apps. ZXing – also known as “zebra crossing” – is an open-source, multi-format barcode image processing library implemented in Java, with ports to other languages. It supports 1D product, 1D industrial, and 2D barcodes.

22
5198
9 icon Glide

22% of apps from French publishers have Glide integrated. In total 5,086 apps. Glide is an open source media management and image loading framework for Android that supports fetching, decoding, and displaying video stills, images, and animated GIFs. Glide includes a flexible API that developers can plug in to almost any network stack.

22
5086
10 icon Cordova

20% of apps from French publishers have Cordova integrated. In total 4,737 apps. Cordova, also known as Apache Cordova, enables app publishers to build applications for mobile devices using CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript, instead of relying on platform-specific APIs like those in Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. Cordova makes it possible to reuse code across platforms, support offline scenarios, and access native device APIs.

20
4737

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.

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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 29,635 apps.

100
29635
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 27,061 apps.

100
27061
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. 82% of the apps from French publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 21,234 apps.

82
21234
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. 75% of the apps from French publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 19,586 apps.

75
19586
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. 63% of the apps from French publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 16,264 apps.

63
16264
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 13,744 apps.

53
13744
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. 49% of the apps from French publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 12,718 apps.

49
12718
8 Install Referrer

Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed. 47% of the apps from French publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 12,239 apps.

47
12239
9 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. 43% of the apps from French publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 11,059 apps.

43
11059
10 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. 42% of the apps from French publishers use the Fine Location Access permission. Total 10,910 apps.

42
10910

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in France?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of France. 40% 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. 33% 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. 13% 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. 60% 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. 47% 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. 20% 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. 33% 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. 33% of the top business apps in France are from French app publishers. See the full chart here.