TECH CRUNCH - July 4 - According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7B in worldwide app revenue in the first half of 2019, up 15.4% over the $34.4B seen during the H1 2018. However, at that time, the $34.4B was a 27.8% YOY increase. Apple's App Store continues to massively outpace Google Play on consumer spending, the report also found. In H1 2019, global consumers spent $25.5B on the iOS App Store, up 13.2% YOY. It is 80% higher than Google Play. #1 App Tinder pulled in ~$497M across the iOS App Store and Google Play, combined. That's up 32% YOY.