What are the most popular foreign-registered Google Play Store mobile apps in the U.S.?
As revealed in our 2019 Mobile Advertising Supply Chain Safety Report, up to 72% of the 10k most popular apps in the U.S. (based on programmatic ad volume) are registered outside of the U.S.
Reporting on Pixalate's findings, MediaPost noted that many of these apps are registered in China (11%), Russia (3%), or traditional shell company locations (2%).
Top 100 Foreign-Registered Apps: New App Trends Report
So what are the most popular (based on download volume) Chinese, Russia, or "shell location" apps among U.S. consumers and advertisers?
Pixalate has added three new reports to our App Trends Reports, including:
- Top 100 Chinese apps in the U.S.
- Top 100 Russian apps in the U.S.
- Top 100 "Shell Location" apps in the U.S.
Top Chinese Apps in the U.S.
Below are the top 10 Chinese apps in the U.S. You can see the full list of 100 here.
Top Russian Apps in the U.S.
Below are the top 10 Russian apps in the U.S. You can see the full list of 100 here.
Top Shell Location Apps in the U.S.
Below are the top 10 Shell Location apps in the U.S. You can see the full list of 100 here.
2019 Mobile Advertising Supply Chain Safety Report
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It is important to also note that the mere fact that an app receives "dangerous permissions" (as defined by Google) or is registered in a traditional tax haven country or a country that appears to be receiving heightened scrutiny by, among other governmental bodies, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), does not necessarily mean that such app, or its publisher, is actually exploiting data subjects. Instead, we are merely rendering an opinion that these facts may be suggestive of heightened risks to data subjects.