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Taiwan-based 17 Media Ranks as the World's Top Grossing Photo & Video App

Sensor Tower

17 Media (17 LiveAF in the U.S.) has landed on mobile app analytics platform Sensor Tower's ranking of the top grossing Photo & Video category apps worldwide for Q2 2019 — at No. 1 in revenue from Google Play and at No. 4 in overall revenue, from both Google Play and App Store.

Top Grossing Photo & Video Apps Worldwide for Q2 2019
17 Media

Followed by YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok, it is this live video streaming mobile app's first time to win the first place on the Google Play revenue ranking.

Founded in Taiwan in 2015, 17 Media now owns more than 42 million registered members worldwide and, among them, more than a million active users every month. With branches in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Indonesia, it aims to gain a foothold in the Asian market and go global.

The ranking, based on estimates from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform, is dominated by Youtube with approximately $138 million user spending on the two major app stores, which mirrors 2.2x growth from Q2 2018.

Bryan Chou

Bryan Chou is a Taiwan-based and born journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship for Business Next and Meet. Over the past five years, he has written for a student press, translated numerous magazine pieces, and worked as an intern in two startups. He believes what shapes him into who he is today is not only these experiences but the people he has interacted with and the stories he has learned from them.

He has a BA in Foreign languages and literatures from NTU. After graduation, he spent a year in Prague, traveling extensively around Europe to learn about the history and culture of the region from local people. Currently based in Taipei, he hopes to present the best of Taiwan to the world.