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This Week in Apps: Instagram backlash, TikTok gaming, Snapchat+ makes millions  

By Editor - Sat Jul 30, 11:56 am

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in the first half of 2022, up only slightly from the $64.4 billion during the same period in 2021, as hypergrowth fueled by the pandemic has slowed down. But overall, the app economy is continuing to grow, having produced a record number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the latest year-end reports . Global spending across iOS and Google Play last year was $133 billion, and consumers downloaded 143.6 billion apps.

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This Week in Apps: Instagram backlash, TikTok gaming, Snapchat+ makes millions

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