South Korea Mobile App Statistics 2024
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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South Korea Mobile App Market Statistics 2024 for Android

Which Korean apps would you like to explore?

South Korea is home to some of the world’s most highly engaged app consumers. Indeed, Koreans consistently rank amongst the most active app users in the world, spending considerably more time per day consuming app content than the average global app user. This is bolstered by the fact that South Korea is something of a tech haven. The birthplace of such powerhouses as Samsung, LG, NAVER Corp., and SKTelecom, Korea has a lot to offer for the global app market.

In this article, we provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights from the Korean Android app market. We cover a number of topics, including how many Korean app publishers are active on Google Play StoreGoogle Play, how many apps they have released, and how Korean apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, meaning only app publishers with valid Korean addresses listed on Google Play have been considered.

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App Market Overview: Korean Mobile Apps on Google Play

Discover how prevalent Korean mobile Apps and App publishers are on Google Play StoreGoogle Play. For an overview of the latest stats and insights, visit the pages below!

App Ratings: Korean Mobile Apps

Korean mobile Apps average 3.60
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out of 5 stars.
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Apps Versus Games: South Korea

79% of apps released by Korean publishers are apps and 21% are games.
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How Do Korean Mobile App Developers Monetize their Apps?

Korean mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps in the following ways:

  • 9% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 37% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 9% have in-app purchases.

Globally, however, mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps like so:

  • 3% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 31% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 5% have in-app purchases.
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How Many Korean Mobile Apps Are Available on Both iOS and Android?

29% of Korean mobile App publishers have released Apps on both Google PlayGoogle Play and the iTunesApple App Store.
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The Most Popular SDKs and Android App Permissions

Explore the most common SDKs and permissions used by Korean Android Apps. Uncover the top trending tools and access requirements within the industry.

Top Korean Mobile App Developers Based on Downloads

Discover the Top icon top 10 Korean mobile App publishers, based on total global downloads.
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Most Popular Mobile Apps: South Korea

We’ve ranked the Trophy icon top Korean mobile Apps from the most popular Google PlayGoogle Play categories, including Social, News, Travel, Shopping, Lifestyle, and Business. We also looked at Trophy icon the most popular and top grossing Korean mobile Apps overall.

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