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Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2020

Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2020

Last update: 23 Sep 2020 CET
Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2020 for Android

Entrepreneurs from all over the globe flock to Hong Kong to enjoy the country’s exceptional economic infrastructure. This is true especially when it comes to the mobile app market. With companies like InShot Inc., DoMobile Lab, and GOMO Live leading the way, Hong Kong has become a premier stage in the app world.

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

How Many App Publishers Are from Hong Kong?

There are more than 1,939 Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of all 909,445 app publishers. One of the biggest Hong Kong publishers are Ivy, TerranDroid, Candy Mobile, Libii, gameone, NetEase Games, MOUNTAIN GAME, Tap Happy, Focus apps, appgo . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Hong Kong. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

Percentage
Globally
Hong Kong
Publishers
vs
Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Hong Kong App Publishers?

There are more than 9,935 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of the 2,966,600 apps. Apps with most downloads of Hong Kong publishers are yuu Rewards Club, McDonald's Hong Kong, bilibili - 弹幕新番高清原创视频, MoneyBack, 香港01 - 新聞資訊及生活服務, big big shop - You can buy everything you see, APP 1933 - KMB/LWB, MTR Mobile, Uplive - Live Video Streaming App, HA Go . Less than 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Hong Kong publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Hong Kong Apps
vs
Total Apps

How Are Apps from Hong Kong Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 9,935 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play is 3.43 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all apps which is 3.29. Apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play have on average 8,806 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,153 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Hong Kong Apps
3.43 stars
Average #Ratings of
Hong Kong Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.29 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are Hong Kong Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

66% of released apps by Hong Kong publishers are apps and 34% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, Hong Kong publishers focus more on games with 34% 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.

Apps66% Games34%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Hong Kong Publishers Get?

Apps by Hong Kong publishers have an average of 793.99k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 156.75k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Hong Kong App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Hong Kong Apps Monetize?

9% of apps by Hong Kong publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 59% of apps by Hong Kong publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 39% have ads. 19% of apps by Hong Kong publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps Hong Kong Paid Apps9% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads Hong Kong Include Ads59% Overall Include Ads39%
In-App Billing Hong Kong In-App Billing19% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do Hong Kong Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

21% of apps of Hong Kong publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. But overall they put less effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 22%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

Hong Kong Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 Hong Kong Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

1 Meitu (China) Limited

Meitu (China) Limited is on position 1 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Meitu (China) Limited is a pioneer in mobile beauty experiences. Founded in 2008, Meitu’s mission is to create a global community where people from all around the world can explore and discover new ideas related to beauty, and bring these new ideas into the real world. Meitu (China) Limited has developed and published BeautyPlus - Easy Photo Editor & Selfie Camera, AirBrush: Easy Photo Editor, BeautyCam, Meitu – Beauty Cam, Easy Photo Editor; and more. They own 13 apps that have been downloaded together more than 697.11m+ times.

697.11m+
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2 GOMO Live

GOMO Live is on position 2 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. GOMO Live is one of the best mobile app developers, as well as mobile advertising service platforms, worldwide. Founded in 2003, their mission is to provide their users with a top-notch premium mobile terminal manipulation experience. GOMO Live has developed a variety of apps, like GO Weather - Widget, Theme, Wallpaper, Efficient; GO Music - Offline & online music, free MV, MP3; GO Music Player Plus - Free Music, Radio, MP3; GO Launcher - 3D parallax Themes & HD Wallpapers; and more. They own 8 apps that have been downloaded together more than 392.23m+ times.

392.23m+
8
3 Xender File Sharing Team

Xender File Sharing Team is on position 3 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Xender File Sharing Team produced one of the world's leading file transfer and sharing apps. Founded in 2011, their vision is to provide better connectivity to the world through technology, innovation, and devotion to users. Xender File Sharing Team has published the app Xender - Share Music&Video. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 373.08m+ times.

373.08m+
1
4 Zentertain

Zentertain is on position 4 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Zentertain is a Chinese mobile app developer founded in 2010. They are focused on producing both social games and mobile applications. Zentertain is always exploring new things with a fresh mind. Zentertain has published a number of apps, including My Home - Design Dreams, Word Connect, Word Sea, Photo Collage Editor, and more. They own 15 apps that have been downloaded together more than 364m+ times.

364m+
15
5 LBE Tech

LBE Tech is on position 5 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. LBE Tech is a Hong Kong-based app developer and a leading innovator of Android tools. They are best known or the app Parallel Space, which allows users to run multiple accounts on one device. LBE Tech has developed many apps, including Parallel Space - Multiple accounts & Two face, Parallel Space - 64Bit Support, Parallel Space Pro -- App Cloner, Parallel Space Lite-Dual App, and more. They own 12 apps that have been downloaded together more than 283.49m+ times.

283.49m+
12
6 Weather Widget Theme Dev Team

Weather Widget Theme Dev Team is on position 6 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Weather Widget Theme Dev Team is a mobile app developer based in Hong Kong. Their products are focused on weather forecasting. Weather Widget Theme Dev Team offers a multitude of apps, like Free Weather Forecast App Widget, Electric Screen for Prank Live Wallpaper &Launcher, Free Weather Forecast App Widget, Live Local Weather Forecast, and more. They own 449 apps that have been downloaded together more than 212.61m+ times.

212.61m+
449
7 iJoysoft

iJoysoft is on position 7 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 31 apps that have been downloaded together more than 193.55m+ times.

193.55m+
31
8 Gamma Play

Gamma Play is on position 8 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Gamma Play makes great games and great mobile apps. They are based in Hong Kong. Gamma Play is responsible for such apps as Find the Difference 1000+ levels, QR & Barcode Scanner, QR & Barcode Scanner PRO, Bubble Level, and more. They own 37 apps that have been downloaded together more than 178.83m+ times.

178.83m+
37
9 Tencent Mobility Limited

Tencent Mobility Limited is on position 9 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Tencent Mobility Limited is a subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited, a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company. They were founded in 1998. Tencent Mobility Limited has created JOOX Music, JOOX Music for TV, TH FaceR, iPick, and more. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 133.28m+ times.

133.28m+
4
10 ZOETOP BUSINESS CO., LIMITED

ZOETOP BUSINESS CO., LIMITED is on position 10 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. ZOETOP BUSINESS CO., LIMITED is the developer branch of SHEIN, an international B2C fast fashion e-commerce platform. The company mainly focuses on women's wear, but also offers men's apparel, children's clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, and other fashion items. They were founded in 2008. ZOETOP BUSINESS CO., LIMITED has produced the app SHEIN-Fashion Shopping Online. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 126.57m+ times.

126.57m+
1

What Are the Most Used SDKs by Hong Kong Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Hong Kong 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

64% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 5,555 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.

64
5555
2 Google Ads AdMob

59% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 5,108 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.

59
5108
3 OkHttp

44% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 3,854 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.

44
3854
4 gson

41% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have gson integrated. In total 3,557 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.

41
3557
5 Firebase Cloud Messaging

38% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 3,295 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.

38
3295
6 Android Support Library V4

35% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 3,061 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.

35
3061
7 Glide

35% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Glide integrated. In total 3,001 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.

35
3001
8 Facebook

25% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 2,177 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.

25
2177
9 Google Analytics

23% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 1,958 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.

23
1958
10 ZXing

21% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have ZXing integrated. In total 1,858 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.

21
1858

What Are the Most Used Android App Permissions by Hong Kong Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 13,679 apps.

100
13679
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 Hong Kong publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 13,296 apps.

100
13296
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. 94% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 9,384 apps.

94
9384
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. 94% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 9,351 apps.

94
9351
5 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. 80% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 7,967 apps.

80
7967
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. 77% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 7,633 apps.

77
7633
7 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. 76% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 7,523 apps.

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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. 65% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 6,486 apps.

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9 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 59% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Billing permission. Total 5,888 apps.

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5888
10 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. 55% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 5,499 apps.

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5499

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Hong Kong?

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Hong Kong. 27% of the top grossing apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Social Apps in Hong Kong?

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of Hong Kong. 20% of the top social apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked News Apps in Hong Kong?

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

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Travel Apps in Hong Kong?

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Hong Kong. 40% of the top travel apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Shopping Apps in Hong Kong?

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of Hong Kong. 40% of the top shopping apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Lifestyle Apps in Hong Kong?

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Hong Kong. 47% of the top lifestyle apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

  • 1 MoneyBack by A. S. Watson & Company, LimitedThis app is from native publisher 100,000+ downloads
  • 2 優品360 by CIAO International Limited 100,000+ downloads
  • 3 maxim’s cakes by Maxim's GroupThis app is from native publisher 100,000+ downloads
  • 4 MyLink by China Mobile Hong Kong Co. Ltd.This app is from native publisher 1,000,000+ downloads
  • 5 KFC HK by Birdland (Hong Kong) LimitedThis app is from native publisher 100,000+ downloads
  • 6 UNIQLO Hong Kong & Macau by UNIQLO CO., LTD. 100,000+ downloads
  • 7 ecHome億世家 by E.P.S.A. Corporation LTD 50,000+ downloads
  • 8 CLP HK by CLP Power Hong Kong LimitedThis app is from native publisher 100,000+ downloads
  • 9 奇華Fans by Kee Wah Bakery Limited 50,000+ downloads
  • 10 Mi Home by Xiaomi Inc. 10,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Business Apps in Hong Kong?

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of Hong Kong. 33% of the top business apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.