Apps With ARKit Support Have Been Downloaded Over 13 Million Times In The Past Six Months
Apple released its latest iOS 11 firmware last year that featured quite a hand full of new additions. While a majority of the changes were made on how the operating system looked, Apple did include several changes on the kernel level. ARKit was one such addition, which aimed to bring augmented reality to the general public. Moreover, it allowed developers to integrate the functionality in their apps and games. Since the launch of ARKit, iPhone and iPad owners have downloaded more than 13 million apps that support the framework. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
According To Stats ARKit Apps Were Downloaded 13 Million Times In The Last Six Months
According to data from Sensor Tower, apps and games which feature support for ARKit have been downloaded 13 million times. The number has made a huge leap forward since October of last year, just after Apple released iOS 11. The increase from 3 million ARKit apps in October to 13 million is a huge milestone for the company.
According to stats, games with ARKit support were most popular among consumers and accounted for 47 percent of the total downloads. The second most downloaded category was apps that fell under Utilities, which actually fell from 19 percent in October of last year to 15 percent in March. The remaining categories include Entertainment, Lifestyle, Photo, and Video as well as Education.
Ikea's Place app was the second most popular app in the list of ARKit apps and AR DRagon continues to rule the list of free apps. However, the top paid apps include CamToPlan Pro and Monster Park. CamToPlan is a utility app that allows users to measure the distance between objects and more.
According to Sensor Tower, there are more than 2,000 apps on the App Store that feature support for the augmented reality framework. The numbers correlate to the popularity which ARKit apps have gained on iOS in the past six months. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.
This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple's ARKit platform? Have you some of the above-mentioned apps? Let us know in the comments.
News Source: Sensor Tower