American app market research institution App Annie has released their official rankings for most popular apps worldwide based on data collected from July 2010 to August 2015 and the new data shows LINE’s messaging app taking the second top spot behind Pandora Radio.
The apps’ placements are set according to revenue earned in the iTunes App Store and does not include games. LINE Play also made an appearance in the top ten list at the number ten spot.
App Store – Top Apps by All-Time Worldwide Revenue from 2010-2015 (Games excluded)
The LINE VoIP and Messaging application was first released on June 23, 2011 by the Japanese arm of South Korea based NHN and has since been growing in popularity, with LINE stickers and the LINE gaming platform at the forefront of the app’s success.
LINE is available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone and can be downloaded here for all three platforms.