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Germany App Market Statistics in 2021

Germany App Market Statistics in 2021

Last update: 25 Jan 2021 CET
Germany App Market Statistics in 2021 for Android

Germany has been firmly established as one of the premier mobile app economies in Europe and the world. Berlin is the country’s epicenter for app innovation; and Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Stuttgart make high grades in the European app market generally. While tech and Internet-based companies like SoundCloud, WinRAR, and trivago generally lead the way, many brick-and-mortar retailers, like the global supermarket chain Lidl, have also leveraged the country’s flourishing tech sector to produce mobile apps that supplement their traditional offerings.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights into the Germany Android app market with focus on apps only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many German app publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many apps they have released, and how German 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 German addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many App Publishers Are from Germany?

There are more than 13,281 German publishers on Google Play out of all 933,502 app publishers. One of the biggest German publishers are Playgendary, FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG, Popcore Games, LOTUM GmbH, HandyGames, Deca Games, Kolibri Games, Tivola, Goodgame Studios, geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co.KG . Overall 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Germany. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

Percentage
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German
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Publishers

How Many Apps Are from German App Publishers?

There are more than 45,143 apps from German publishers on Google Play out of the 2,993,184 apps. Apps with most downloads of German publishers are Lidl Plus, QR & Barcode Reader, eBay Kleinanzeigen for Germany, Mein dm, ANTON - All-in-one Homeschool - Montessori Games, OTTO - Shopping für Elektronik Möbel & Mode, Corona-Warn-App, S-pushTAN, idealo: Online Shopping Product & Price Comparison, Zalando – fashion inspiration & online shopping . 2% of all apps on Google Play are from German publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
German Apps
vs
Total Apps

How Are Apps from German Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 45,143 apps from German publishers on Google Play is 3.30 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.38 stars. Apps from German publishers on Google Play have on average 1,339 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,227 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
German Apps
3.30 stars
Average #Ratings of
German Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.38 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are German Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

86% of released apps by German publishers are apps and 14% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, German publishers focus more on games with 14% 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.

Apps86% Games14%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from German Publishers Get?

Apps by German publishers have an average of 119.65k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 169.03k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per German App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do German Apps Monetize?

13% of apps by German publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 22% of apps by German publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 38% have ads. 9% of apps by German publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps German Paid Apps13% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads German Include Ads22% Overall Include Ads38%
In-App Billing German In-App Billing9% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do German Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

41% of apps of German 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 23%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

German Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 German Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

1 SoundCloud

SoundCloud is on position 1 of the biggest German app publishers. SoundCloud is the world’s largest music and audio platform. Founded in 2008, it enables users to discover and enjoy a wide selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth. SoundCloud is renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts, and more. SoundCloud has developed SoundCloud - Music & Audio and SoundCloud Pulse: for Creators. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 292.44m+ times.

292.44m+
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2 upday GmbH & Co. KG

upday GmbH & Co. KG is on position 2 of the biggest German app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 161.65m+ times.

161.65m+
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3 TeamViewer

TeamViewer is on position 3 of the biggest German app publishers. TeamViewer offers a proprietary software application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing, and file transfer between computers. The company was founded in Göppingen, Germany in 2005. TeamViewer has published: TeamViewer Pilot, TeamViewer QuickSupport, TeamViewer for Remote Control, Add-On: Samsung, and more. They own 198 apps that have been downloaded together more than 136.06m+ times.

136.06m+
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4 RARLAB (published by win.rar GmbH)

RARLAB (published by win.rar GmbH) is on position 4 of the biggest German app publishers. RARLAB is a branch of win.rar GmbH, a company best known for their trialware file archive utility. This utility is capable of creating and viewing archives in RAR or ZIP file formats, and unpacking numerous archive file formats. RARLAB (published by win.rar GmbH) has published the app RAR. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 127.93m+ times.

127.93m+
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5 Joyride Dating

Joyride Dating is on position 5 of the biggest German app publishers. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 122.78m+ times.

122.78m+
7
6 TeaCapps

TeaCapps is on position 6 of the biggest German app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 96.57m+ times.

96.57m+
3
7 trivago

trivago is on position 7 of the biggest German app publishers. trivago is a German technology company that specializes in internet-related services and products focused on the hotel, lodging, and meta search fields. The company was first conceptualized by three university friends in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2005. trivago has published the app trivago: Compare hotel prices. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 79.57m+ times.

79.57m+
1
8 GK Apps

GK Apps is on position 8 of the biggest German app publishers. GK Apps is a mobile app developer and publisher based in Germany. They focus primarily on creating language translation apps. GK Apps has published numerous apps, including Spanish English Translator, Spanish English Translator Pro, French English Translator, Tagalog English Translator, and more. They own 153 apps that have been downloaded together more than 69.85m+ times.

69.85m+
153
9 WetterOnline GmbH

WetterOnline GmbH is on position 9 of the biggest German app publishers. WetterOnline is one of Germany’s largest meteorological service providers. They offer in depth weather information, including the current weather conditions and travel weather worldwide. WetterOnline GmbH has produced Weather & Radar USA and Weather & Radar USA Pro: ad-free. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 69.76m+ times.

69.76m+
4
10 LOVOO GmbH

LOVOO GmbH is on position 10 of the biggest German app publishers. LOVOO is a mobile app developer whose eponymous app was designed specifically to help single people find romantic matches. First launched in 2012, LOVOO makes it easy to meet people with the same interests and a similar lifestyle nearby. LOVOO believes that it is about more than just nice profile pictures. They are interested in people and their stories. LOVOO GmbH has developed LOVOO and LIVE Video Stream App. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 69.21m+ times.

69.21m+
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What Are the Most Used SDKs by German Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Germany 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 Google Firebase

61% of apps from German publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 23,356 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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23356
2 OkHttp

40% of apps from German publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 15,249 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.

40
15249
3 Firebase Cloud Messaging

40% of apps from German publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 15,148 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.

40
15148
4 gson

33% of apps from German publishers have gson integrated. In total 12,532 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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5 Android Support Library V4

32% of apps from German publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 12,316 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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6 Glide

27% of apps from German publishers have Glide integrated. In total 10,405 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.

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10405
7 Google Ads AdMob

25% of apps from German publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 9,579 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.

25
9579
8 ZXing

24% of apps from German publishers have ZXing integrated. In total 9,176 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.

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9176
9 Google Analytics

24% of apps from German publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 9,108 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.

24
9108
10 Picasso

22% of apps from German publishers have Picasso integrated. In total 8,560 apps. Picasso is an image downloading and caching library for Android. Picasso understands that images add context and visual flair to Android applications. As such, they enable hassle-free image loading – often in one line of code!

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Germany 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 German publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 46,587 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. 92% of the apps from German publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 41,538 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. 68% of the apps from German publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 30,543 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. 64% of the apps from German publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 28,722 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. 50% of the apps from German publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 22,470 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. 48% of the apps from German publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 21,472 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. 39% of the apps from German publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 17,500 apps.

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17500
8 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 German publishers use the Fine Location Access permission. Total 17,051 apps.

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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. 36% of the apps from German publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 16,444 apps.

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16444
10 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. 34% of the apps from German publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 15,534 apps.

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What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Germany?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of Germany. 27% of the top apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Germany. 33% of the top grossing apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of Germany. 13% of the top social apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play news top chart of Germany. 67% of the top news apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Germany. 47% of the top travel apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Germany. 33% of the top lifestyle apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of Germany. 27% of the top business apps in Germany are from German app publishers. See the full chart here.