More than 13 million augmented reality (AR) apps have been installed using Apple’s ARKit framework in its first six months according to data from Sensor Tower – with almost half of these coming from gaming.
The figures suggest a steady upward trend since the platform debuted in September last year. Previous analysis from one month after iOS 11 launched saw the number at around three million. Back then, ARKit-only gaming apps represented just over one third (35%) of all installs. Today, the number is at 47%.
Of that, six of the top 10 free apps were games, with top place going to AR Dragon, developed by Australia’s PlaySide Studios, with Zombie Gunship Revenant and Drive Ahead! Minigolf AR also making the top five. IKEA Place, an app which allows users to preview furniture before they buy, got the silver medal.
The top paid app and top grossing app was CamToPlan Pro, a measuring app for builders and interior designers, with utility apps comprising 14% of overall downloads. AR Dragon was the fourth biggest grossing title, behind Zombie Gunship Revenant and The Machines.
You can read the full analysis here.