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Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2023

Hong Kong App Market Statistics in 2023 for Android
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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 2,129 Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of all 1,000,102 app publishers. One of the biggest Hong Kong publishers are TerranDroid, MOUNTAIN GAME, Focus apps, Candy Mobile, Higgs Studio, IVYGAMES, gameone, Tap Happy, NetEase Games, Fun Shooting Games - FPS . 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
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Hong Kong
Publishers
vs
Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Hong Kong App Publishers?

There are more than 9,206 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play out of the 3,252,793 apps. Apps with most downloads of Hong Kong publishers are File Manager: One-Tap Cleaner, MoneyBack, HA Go, Octopus, 智方便 iAM Smart, inMotion by CNCBI, Viu : Korean & Asian content, 醫健通eHealth, BOCHK中銀香港, APP 1933 - KMB/LWB . 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 9,206 apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play is 3.70 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.71 stars. Apps from Hong Kong publishers on Google Play have on average 12,947 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,611 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
3.70 stars
Average #Ratings of
Hong Kong Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.71 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

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

60% of released apps by Hong Kong publishers are apps and 40% 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 40% of releases compared to all publishers that focus 14% on games. Use our full App Market Explorer to filter for the most successful mobile apps and games.

Apps60% Games40%
Apps86% Games14%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Hong Kong Publishers Get?

Apps by Hong Kong publishers have an average of 1.27m downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 220.1k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per Hong Kong App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Hong Kong Apps Monetize?

5% 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. 52% of apps by Hong Kong publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 37% have ads. 22% of apps by Hong Kong publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps monetization paid Hong Kong Paid Apps5% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads monetization ads Hong Kong Include Ads52% Overall Include Ads37%
In-App Billing monetization iap Hong Kong In-App Billing22% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do Hong Kong Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

31% of apps of Hong Kong 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.

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.

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1 Xender File Sharing Team

Xender File Sharing Team is on position 1 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 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 474.75m+ times.

474.75m+
2
2 Gamma Play

Gamma Play is on position 2 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 41 apps that have been downloaded together more than 438.18m+ times.

438.18m+
41
3 Roadget Business PTE. LTD.

Roadget Business PTE. LTD. is on position 3 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 399.47m+ times.

399.47m+
2
4 LBE Tech

LBE Tech is on position 4 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 9 apps that have been downloaded together more than 359.03m+ times.

359.03m+
9
5 go live llc

go live llc is on position 5 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 332.32m+ times.

332.32m+
7
6 iJoysoft

iJoysoft is on position 6 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 32 apps that have been downloaded together more than 315.66m+ times.

315.66m+
32
7 Translasion team

Translasion team is on position 7 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 305.88m+ times.

305.88m+
2
8 XClub

XClub is on position 8 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 275.4m+ times.

275.4m+
2
9 One Dot Moblie Limited

One Dot Moblie Limited is on position 9 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 274.99m+ times.

274.99m+
2
10 Nox Ltd.

Nox Ltd. is on position 10 of the biggest Hong Kong app publishers. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 257.47m+ times.

257.47m+
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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.

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1 icon Google Firebase

70% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 5,897 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.

70
5897
2 icon Google Ads AdMob

52% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 4,414 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.

52
4414
3 Google Ads AdMob Mediation Adapters

52% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Google Ads AdMob Mediation Adapters integrated. In total 4,388 apps.

52
4388
4 icon OkHttp

50% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 4,268 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.

50
4268
5 icon Firebase Cloud Messaging

45% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 3,808 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.

45
3808
6 icon gson

44% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have gson integrated. In total 3,697 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.

44
3697
7 icon Glide

39% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Glide integrated. In total 3,348 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.

39
3348
8 Retrofit

24% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Retrofit integrated. In total 2,036 apps.

24
2036
9 icon Firebase Crashlytics Fabric

21% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have Firebase Crashlytics Fabric integrated. In total 1,752 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.

21
1752
10 icon ZXing

18% of apps from Hong Kong publishers have ZXing integrated. In total 1,563 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.

18
1563

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.

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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 Hong Kong publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 14,524 apps.

100
14524
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 14,126 apps.

100
14126
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. 100% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 11,076 apps.

100
11076
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. 100% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 9,488 apps.

100
9488
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. 98% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 9,067 apps.

98
9067
6 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. 97% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 8,897 apps.

97
8897
7 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. 84% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 7,708 apps.

84
7708
8 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. 83% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 7,647 apps.

83
7647
9 Start At Boot Time

android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED gives apps the ability to start themselves as soon as the system it is running on has finished booting. It should be noted, however, that this can often slow down the phone start time. In addition, it can slow down the device generally by enabling the app to run constantly. 79% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Start At Boot Time permission. Total 7,305 apps.

79
7305
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. 75% of the apps from Hong Kong publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 6,888 apps.

75
6888

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. 20% 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. 40% 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. 53% 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. 27% 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. 60% 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. 27% of the top business apps in Hong Kong are from Hong Kong app publishers. See the full chart here.