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Turkey App Market Statistics in 2021

Turkey App Market Statistics in 2021

Last update: 06 Mar 2021 CET
Turkey App Market Statistics in 2021 for Android

Turkey’s share in the global app market is growing rapidly. The country ranks in the global top ten in terms of mobile app downloads and usage, and the vast majority of Turks are regular mobile internet users. While the majority of the most popular apps in Turkey were developed beyond its borders, Turkish organizations of all sorts have found incredible success in the market. These include the telcos Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş and Vodafone Türkiye, the social networking platform Waplog, and the government ministries T.C. Ulaştırma ve Altyapı Bakanlığı and T.C. Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı.

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

How Many App Publishers Are from Turkey?

There are more than 5,814 Turkish publishers on Google Play out of all 939,387 app publishers. One of the biggest Turkish publishers are Good Job Games, Soner Kara, Fast Free Games, Ruby Game Studio, Zuuks Games, Serkan Özyılmaz, Peak, Sir Studios, Silevel Games, Tiramisu . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Turkey. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

Percentage
Globally
Turkish
Publishers
vs
Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Turkish App Publishers?

There are more than 21,031 apps from Turkish publishers on Google Play out of the 3,013,155 apps. Apps with most downloads of Turkish publishers are MHRS, getir, Trendyol - Online Shopping, Hayat Eve Sığar, e-Nabız, e-Devlet Kapısı, Yemeksepeti - Order Food & Grocery Easily, n11.com, Hepsiburada, Digital Operator . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Turkish publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Turkish Apps
vs
Total Apps

How Are Apps from Turkish Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 21,031 apps from Turkish publishers on Google Play is 3.78 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all apps which is 3.40. Apps from Turkish publishers on Google Play have on average 1,566 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,230 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Turkish Apps
3.78 stars
Average #Ratings of
Turkish Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.40 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are Turkish Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

72% of released apps by Turkish publishers are apps and 28% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, Turkish publishers focus more on games with 28% 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.

Apps72% Games28%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Turkish Publishers Get?

Apps by Turkish publishers have an average of 137.8k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 172.58k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Turkish App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Turkish Apps Monetize?

5% of apps by Turkish publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 47% of apps by Turkish publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 38% have ads. 13% of apps by Turkish publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps Turkish Paid Apps5% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads Turkish Include Ads47% Overall Include Ads38%
In-App Billing Turkish In-App Billing13% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do Turkish Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

19% of apps of Turkish 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.

Turkish Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 Turkish Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

1 Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş

Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş is on position 1 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş is the leading mobile phone operator in Turkey. Founded in 1994, they are based in Istanbul. Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş is the developer behind fizy – Music & Video, lifebox, YÜZ YÜZE, Digital Operator, and more. They own 28 apps that have been downloaded together more than 98.57m+ times.

98.57m+
28
2 Waplog Dating Apps

Waplog Dating Apps is on position 2 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 70.29m+ times.

70.29m+
3
3 Trendyol

Trendyol is on position 3 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. Trendyol is Turkey’s leading mobile commerce company and the fastest growing in the MENA region. Headquartered in Istanbul, the company was established in 2010. Trendyol has developed the apps Trendyol - Hızlı ve Güvenli Alışverişin Yolu and Dolap. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 52.44m+ times.

52.44m+
3
4 Ratech

Ratech is on position 4 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. Ratech is a mobile app publisher based in Turkey that provides the best location sharing and location finder application on the market. It enables users to use their phones to easily locate friends and family by searching for their phone numbers. Ratech is the developer that created the app FindNow. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 50.84m+ times.

50.84m+
1
5 Renkmobil Bilisim

Renkmobil Bilisim is on position 5 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. Renkmobil Bilisim is a Turkish mobile app developer and publisher. They provide an app that enables users to speed up download times on their Android devices. Renkmobil Bilisim has created the app Download Manager for Android. They own a single app that has been downloaded more than 49.7m+ times.

49.7m+
1
6 Vodafone Türkiye

Vodafone Türkiye is on position 6 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. Vodafone Türkiye is a subsidiary of Vodafone, a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate with headquarters in London and Newbury, Berkshire. They own and operate mobile networks in 25 countries, and have partnered with other networks to provide coverage in 47 additional countries. Vodafone Türkiye has developed and published Vodafone Yanımda, Vodafone Güvenli Depo, Vodafone TV, İnternet Avcıları, and more. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 48.97m+ times.

48.97m+
7
7 T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı

T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı is on position 7 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. They own 39 apps that have been downloaded together more than 44.9m+ times.

44.9m+
39
8 T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Dijital Dönüşüm Ofisi

T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Dijital Dönüşüm Ofisi is on position 8 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 42.83m+ times.

42.83m+
3
9 Bülent Akpinar

Bülent Akpinar is on position 9 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 40.77m+ times.

40.77m+
2
10 BGNmobi

BGNmobi is on position 10 of the biggest Turkish app publishers. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 38.99m+ times.

38.99m+
4

What Are the Most Used SDKs by Turkish Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Turkey 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

72% of apps from Turkish publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 13,184 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.

72
13184
2 Google Ads AdMob

55% of apps from Turkish publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 10,162 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.

55
10162
3 Firebase Cloud Messaging

44% of apps from Turkish publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 7,995 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.

44
7995
4 Android Support Library V4

37% of apps from Turkish publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 6,800 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.

37
6800
5 OkHttp

35% of apps from Turkish publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 6,393 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.

35
6393
6 gson

30% of apps from Turkish publishers have gson integrated. In total 5,505 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.

30
5505
7 Google Cloud Messaging

23% of apps from Turkish publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 4,310 apps.

23
4310
8 Android Design Support Library

22% of apps from Turkish publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 4,124 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.

22
4124
9 Glide

21% of apps from Turkish publishers have Glide integrated. In total 3,824 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.

21
3824
10 Picasso

20% of apps from Turkish publishers have Picasso integrated. In total 3,608 apps. Picasso is an image downloading and caching library for Android. Picasso understands that images add context and visual flair to Android applications. As such, they enable hassle-free image loading – often in one line of code!

20
3608

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Turkey 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 Turkish publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 28,089 apps.

100
28089
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 Turkish publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 26,057 apps.

100
26057
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 Turkish publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 19,873 apps.

94
19873
4 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. 68% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 14,392 apps.

68
14392
5 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. 61% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 12,920 apps.

61
12920
6 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. 49% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 10,396 apps.

49
10396
7 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. 49% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 10,312 apps.

49
10312
8 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. 46% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 9,598 apps.

46
9598
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. 43% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Start At Boot Time permission. Total 9,129 apps.

43
9129
10 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. 40% of the apps from Turkish publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 8,457 apps.

40
8457

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Turkey?

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Turkey. 7% of the top grossing apps in Turkey are from Turkish app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of Turkey. 13% of the top social apps in Turkey are from Turkish app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Turkey. 33% of the top travel apps in Turkey are from Turkish app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of Turkey. 67% of the top shopping apps in Turkey are from Turkish app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Turkey. 40% of the top lifestyle apps in Turkey are from Turkish app publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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