It’s no surprise mobile gaming took off first when it comes to monetizing mobile content/services, but in 2013 some other Chinese Internet services and mobile-only apps found that it wasn’t that difficult than previously thought.

App ranking and analytics service App Annie released top trends of 2013 on iOS and Google Play. Since Google Play isn’t widely accessible in mainland China and the majority of Chinese users download Android apps through dozens of other stores, the revenues in China market recorded by App Annie are mainly from iOS platform. But it’s still interesting seeing the most revenue-generating non-game categories are dating, navigation, messaging, among others.

Top Non-game Apps of 2013: China iOS & Google Play Revenue

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com