The App Store is Launching in 20 New Countries

The App Store is Launching in 20 New Countries

Apple has recently announced that starting this week, the App Store will expand to 20 new countries, including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cameroon
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Iraq
  • Kosovo
  • Libya
  • Maldives
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

We ran the numbers, and population-wise these countries have a combined population of more than 340,000,000 people. Most of them probably don’t have an iPhone (yet), but that’s still a very large audience increase that will now have access to your apps.

Expanded Global Tracking

Appfigures is tracking all of these countries downloads from day one, so you’ll have complete and accurate reports across all reports:

  • Downloads and revenue
  • Subscriptions
  • Reviews (Read, reply, and alerts)
  • Ratings
  • Ranks (with hourly updates)
  • Featured lists

Downloads, revenue, and subscription tracking is available as of 4/13. Reviews, ratings, ranks, and features are available as of 4/21.

Log into your account to see if you’ve had any downloads from any of these countries.

Check Out the Top Apps

In addition to reports for individual apps, we’re also keeping track of the top app lists in all countries and all categories.

Top apps in Morocco

So far it looks like Apple only has enough data to generate top lists for free apps, which means there aren’t enough downloads of paid apps and aren’t enough in-app purchases for a top paid and top grossing lists to be generated. As that changes, our Top Apps page will update as well, so keep an eye on it.

FYI – Developers need to accept Apple’s updated developer agreement to have their apps available in those countries. If you haven’t already you should log into your App Store Connect account and do that.