Before we get started, there are a few limitations with the data and analysis presented below. First, they are based on the US stores on a single date (August 15). They are also limited to the photos listed in the “Photo and Video” category (iOS app store) and “Photography” category (Google Play), i.e. some high-flying photo or video apps are missing, as they are listed in other categories. (BTW, the Google Photography category does include a fair amount of video apps). E.g. TikTok is listed in the Social category on Google Play and in the Entertainment category in the iOS App Store – not in the Photo & Video category.
Still, the daily fluctuations are usually pretty minimal and there are some interesting findings to report for the US stores. Before we get there, let’s first present the top 15 photo (& video) apps, arranged by iOS vs. Android and free vs. paid: