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Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2020

Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2020

Last update: 11 Jul 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 1,865 Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of all 882,979 app publishers. One of the biggest Hong Kong publishers are Ivy, TerranDroid, Candy Mobile, Libii, gameone, NetEase Games, MOUNTAIN GAME, Tap Happy, appgo, Doing Studio . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Hong Kong. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Hong Kong
Publishers
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Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Hong Kong App Publishers?

There are more than 9,875 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of the 2,941,377 apps. Apps with most downloads of Hong Kong publishers are McDonald's Hong Kong, BOCHK, HSBC HK Mobile Banking, 香港01 - 新聞資訊及生活服務, APP 1933 - KMB/LWB, One Booster - Antivirus Booster Phone Cleaner, Hang Seng Personal Banking, MyLink, Octopus, Futubull - US/HK Stocks Quotes and Trading APP . 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
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Hong Kong Apps
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Total Apps

How Are Apps from Hong Kong Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 9,875 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play is 3.41 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all apps which is 3.22. Apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play have on average 8,738 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,114 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
3.41 stars
Average #Ratings of
Hong Kong Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.22 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

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

67% of released apps by Hong Kong publishers are apps and 33% 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 33% 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.

Apps67% Games33%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Hong Kong Publishers Get?

Apps by Hong Kong publishers have an average of 799.72k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 150.06k. 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?

10% 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. 18% 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 Apps10% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads Hong Kong Include Ads59% Overall Include Ads39%
In-App Billing Hong Kong In-App Billing18% 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 15 apps that have been downloaded together more than 679.5m+ times.

679.5m+
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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 390.88m+ times.

390.88m+
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3 Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited

Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited is on position 3 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited offers a free all-in-one mobile office suite app that includes Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Docs, Note, and Templates. Based in Hong Kong, the company was established in 1989. Kingsoft Office Software Corporation Limited has produced WPS Fill & Sign - Fill, Sign & Create PDF Forms; WPS Office Lite; WPS PDF- lite PDF Reader, Viewer & Editor Free; WPS Premium Subscription, and more. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 378.54m+ times.

378.54m+
6
4 Xender File Sharing Team

Xender File Sharing Team is on position 4 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 367.43m+ times.

367.43m+
1
5 Zentertain

Zentertain is on position 5 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 13 apps that have been downloaded together more than 359.59m+ times.

359.59m+
13
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 555 apps that have been downloaded together more than 317.21m+ times.

317.21m+
555
7 LBE Tech

LBE Tech is on position 7 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 14 apps that have been downloaded together more than 271.4m+ times.

271.4m+
14
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 161.71m+ times.

161.71m+
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 129.55m+ times.

129.55m+
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 112.1m+ times.

112.1m+
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 Firebase

63% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 5,422 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.

63
5422
2 Google Ads AdMob

60% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 5,196 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.

60
5196
3 OkHttp

44% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 3,748 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
3748
4 gson

41% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have gson integrated. In total 3,497 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
3497
5 Android Support Library V4

39% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 3,384 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.

39
3384
6 Firebase Cloud Messaging

36% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 3,124 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.

36
3124
7 Glide

33% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Glide integrated. In total 2,864 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.

33
2864
8 Facebook

26% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 2,222 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.

26
2222
9 Android Design Support Library

24% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 2,107 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.

24
2107
10 Google Analytics

23% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 1,977 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
1977

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 13,480 apps.

100
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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 Hong Kong publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 13,088 apps.

100
13088
3 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. 95% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 9,362 apps.

95
9362
4 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. 92% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 9,110 apps.

92
9110
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. 79% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 7,826 apps.

79
7826
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 7,591 apps.

77
7591
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. 75% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 7,398 apps.

75
7398
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. 62% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 6,167 apps.

62
6167
9 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 57% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Billing permission. Total 5,633 apps.

57
5633
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. 54% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 5,373 apps.

54
5373

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

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of Hong Kong. 20% 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. 13% 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. 53% 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. 53% 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. 53% of the top lifestyle apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.

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. 20% of the top business apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.