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Russia App Market Statistics in 2020

Russia App Market Statistics in 2020

Last update: 06 Aug 2020 CET
Russia App Market Statistics in 2020 for Android

Russia is one of the largest mobile app markets in the world. With a population approaching 150 million, they boast large smartphone market potential. This, combined with a tech-friendly environment, affordable connectivity, and the low costs of smartphones, makes Russia’s emerging app market a great opportunity for developers, publishers, and advertisers alike.

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

How Many App Publishers Are from Russia?

There are more than 6,887 Russian publishers on Google Play out of all 892,764 app publishers. One of the biggest Russian publishers are Naxeex LLC, Naxeex Studio, HeroCraft Ltd., Kefir!, GDCompany, CarX Technologies, ForgeGames, Fashion Games for Girls, Axlebolt, Rexet Studio . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Russia. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Russian
Publishers
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Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Russian App Publishers?

There are more than 36,321 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play out of the 2,957,974 apps. Apps with most downloads of Russian publishers are Yandex.Maps and Transport, Авито: авто квартиры услуги работа резюме, Сбербанк Онлайн, Госуслуги, Wildberries, ICQ Messenger: Video Calling App & Chat Rooms, VK — live chatting & free calls, Yandex.Taxi Ride-Hailing Service. Book a ride., Мой Tele2, Yandex.Navigator . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Russian publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Russian Apps
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Total Apps

How Are Apps from Russian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 36,321 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play is 3.34 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all apps which is 3.23. Apps from Russian publishers on Google Play have on average 2,710 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,126 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Russian Apps
3.34 stars
Average #Ratings of
Russian Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.23 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are Russian Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

77% of released apps by Russian publishers are apps and 23% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, Russian publishers focus more on games with 23% 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.

Apps77% Games23%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Russian Publishers Get?

Apps by Russian publishers have an average of 205.67k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 152.14k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Russian App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Russian Apps Monetize?

14% of apps by Russian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 44% of apps by Russian publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 39% have ads. 20% of apps by Russian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps Russian Paid Apps14% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads Russian Include Ads44% Overall Include Ads39%
In-App Billing Russian In-App Billing20% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do Russian Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

14% of apps of Russian 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.

Russian Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 Russian Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

1 Yandex Apps

Yandex Apps is on position 1 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 69 apps that have been downloaded together more than 771.49m+ times.

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2 VK.com

VK.com is on position 2 of the biggest Russian app publishers. VK is a Russian social media and social networking service based in Saint Petersburg. Their product is available in multiple languages but it is predominantly used by Russian-speakers. VK was established in 2006. VK.com has published a number of apps, including VK — live chatting & free calls, VK Admin (Beta), VK Live, VK Me, and more. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 290.37m+ times.

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3 Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group is on position 3 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Mail.Ru Group is a Russian internet company. Founded in 1998 as an email service, they have since become a major corporate figure in the Russian-speaking Internet market. They are based in Moscow. Mail.Ru Group has created such apps as Mail.ru - Email App, Horoscopes – Daily Zodiac Horoscope & Astrology, Маруся — голосовой помощник!, Юла: товары со скидками, купить и продать, and more. They own 30 apps that have been downloaded together more than 260.78m+ times.

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4 Odnoklassniki Ltd

Odnoklassniki Ltd is on position 4 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Odnoklassniki Ltd is a social network tailored for classmates and old friends. It is especially popular in Russia and former Soviet states. The company was launched in 2006. Odnoklassniki Ltd has developed and published the apps OK, TamTam Messenger - free chats & video calls, OK Live - video livestreams, OK Video - 4K live, movies, TV shows, and more. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 199.38m+ times.

199.38m+
6
5 Doctor Web, Ltd

Doctor Web, Ltd is on position 5 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Doctor Web, Ltd offers a suite of anti-malware software tools. Founded in 1992, it became the first anti-virus service in Russia. The company also offers anti-spam solutions and is used by Yandex to scan email attachments. Doctor Web, Ltd has built the apps Dr.Web Security Space, Anti-virus Dr.Web Light, Dr.Web Mobile Control Center, and Dr.Web Security Space Life. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 156.43m+ times.

156.43m+
4
6 Sberbank of Russia

Sberbank of Russia is on position 6 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Sberbank of Russia is a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company headquartered in Moscow. The company has operations in several European and former Soviet countries. Sberbank of Russia is behind the apps Сбербанк Онлайн, Спасибо от Сбербанка, КУРС, Сбербанк Бизнес Онлайн, and more. They own 21 apps that have been downloaded together more than 133.19m+ times.

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7 Master for Minecraft

Master for Minecraft is on position 7 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Master for Minecraft is a developer of mobile apps based in Russia. Master for Minecraft has created MOD-MASTER for Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) Free, Mods for Minecraft PE, Maps for Minecraft PE, Textures for Minecraft PE, and more. They own 11 apps that have been downloaded together more than 120.68m+ times.

120.68m+
11
8 Best Photo Apps

Best Photo Apps is on position 8 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Best Photo Apps is a Russian mobile app developer. Best Photo Apps has developed Tootsie Baby Photo, Kids Doodle, Best Hairstyles, Hairstyle 2019, and more. They own 115 apps that have been downloaded together more than 117.34m+ times.

117.34m+
115
9 ZDevs

ZDevs is on position 9 of the biggest Russian app publishers. ZDevs has created a program for archive management. They offer a simple, functional interface that allows users to work with various types of archives, including: 7zip, zip, bz2, gz2, tar and others. ZDevs has developed and published ZArchiver Donate, ZArchiver, ZFlasher AVR, and ZFlasher STM32. They own 5 apps that have been downloaded together more than 109.8m+ times.

109.8m+
5
10 Avito.ru

Avito.ru is on position 10 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Avito.ru is a Russian classified advertisements website for jobs, real estate, personals, and services. They also facilitate the general sale of goods, including cars. Avito.ru is the most popular classifieds site in Russia. They were founded in 2007 and are based in Moscow. Avito.ru has built the apps Авито: авто, квартиры, услуги, работа, резюме and Domofond Недвижимость. Квартиры: новостройки, дом. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 90.08m+ times.

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What Are the Most Used SDKs by Russian Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Russia 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

57% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 16,340 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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2 Google Ads AdMob

53% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 15,265 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.

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15265
3 OkHttp

40% of apps from Russian publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 11,396 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
11396
4 Android Support Library V4

37% of apps from Russian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 10,548 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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5 gson

33% of apps from Russian publishers have gson integrated. In total 9,397 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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6 Android Design Support Library

28% of apps from Russian publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 8,168 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.

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8168
7 Firebase Cloud Messaging

26% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 7,559 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.

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8 Google Play In-app billing

24% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 6,980 apps. Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

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6980
9 Glide

20% of apps from Russian publishers have Glide integrated. In total 5,856 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.

20
5856
10 Fabric Crashlytics

19% of apps from Russian publishers have Fabric Crashlytics integrated. In total 5,365 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.

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5365

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Russia 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 Russian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 42,173 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. 100% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 39,492 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. 79% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 28,659 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. 73% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 26,410 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. 48% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 17,609 apps.

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17609
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 Russian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 17,414 apps.

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7 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. 38% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 13,854 apps.

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13854
8 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 38% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 13,784 apps.

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13784
9 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. 37% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 13,305 apps.

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10 Course Location Access

App publishers can use android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION within their apps to give them the ability to generate the approximate location of the devices they are running on. This location is generated by a combination of location services, including network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. Similar to the android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission, these location services must be enabled by the user for the app to use them. 33% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Course Location Access permission. Total 11,815 apps.

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What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Russia?

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Russia. 47% of the top grossing apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play news top chart of Russia. 40% of the top news apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Russia. 60% of the top travel apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of Russia. 80% of the top shopping apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Russia. There are no apps from Russian publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of Russia. 67% of the top business apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.