Another reminder if you needed it that outside games, streaming music is one of the lucrative mobile-app categories. Analytics firm App Annie has published a report tracking the top iOS apps of “all-time” (i.e. since Apple launched its App Store in 2008) and it claims that Pandora Radio is the top iOS app by all-time revenue, with Spotify in fifth place.
Pandora topping this chart is particularly impressive, since the rankings are based on worldwide App Store revenues, yet the overwhelming majority of money made by Pandora on iOS has come from a single country: the US. In fairness, the app is the oldest on App Annie’s top 10, having been released in July 2008 in the earliest days of the App Store.