Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google and eBay generate most downloads in the US.
An Interbrand 2012 Best Global Brands report has found that the vast majority of the world’s top 100 global brands have at least one application in the Apple App Store.
Only 12 of the top 100 brands are yet to introduce an app to the store; a figure that has dropped since September 2011, when a total of 18 brands lacked a presence in the Apple App Store.
The Interbrand report, which was published by Distimo, found Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google and eBay to be the most successful of the top 100 brands to feature in the store, having generated the most downloads in the US Apple App Store in September 2012. Unsurprisingly, the most successful of these five brands were Apple and Google.
Despite only being released for the iPhone on September 11th 2012, Google’s YouTube app is the most downloaded application from the app store in the US, while the IKEA Catalogue is the most downloaded promotion-only app.
Of the top 100 global brands, Sony had the most available apps in the Apple App Store with 141, followed closely by Disney with 139. Samsung had the third largest number of available apps with 117, while MTV and SAP each have 72 available.