China's mobile apps expand in Jan-April
People's Daily

Passengers use mobile apps on a Shanghai subway on April 7. (Photo: China Daily)

BEIJING - The number of mobile apps expanded in the Chinese market in the first four months while those for music and video reported robust downloads.

About 3.59 million mobile apps were available in China by the end of April, up 2.2 percent month-on-month, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) showed.

Mobile games continued to lead the apps in number, accounting for 24.6 percent of the total, followed by daily tools, e-commerce and life services apps.

Music and video apps reported the most downloads, followed by mobile games, daily tools and social networking and communication tools, the MIIT data showed.