This AI chatbot, ChatGPT, is a total beast in the mobile app market. It’s racking up downloads like crazy and making some serious cash. But here’s the kicker: it’s not the biggest money-maker in the AI chatbot game. Surprisingly, there are other apps out there making more dough than ChatGPT, even though everybody knows its name.
According to the folks at Apptopia, when ChatGPT hit the mobile scene back in May, it scored a whopping 3.9 million downloads in its first month. And that number just kept climbing to reach a mind-blowing 23 million downloads by September. Can you believe that?
Not only that, but ChatGPT’s usage on mobile devices has exploded too. It started with just over 1.34 million active users in May and now, get this, it’s sitting pretty at nearly 39 million users as of September. That’s a whole lot of people chatting away with this AI wizard.
Now, when it comes to making that sweet moolah, ChatGPT is no slacker. It started off with $352,929 in revenue in its launch month and quickly jumped to a dazzling $1.98 million by September. But here’s the plot twist: it’s not the top money-maker in the AI chatbot arena. Yep, two other apps, “Chat & Ask AI” and “ChatOn – AI Chat Bot Assistant,” outshined ChatGPT, bringing in a cool $3.38 million and $2.11 million, respectively, in September.
But it’s not just about the other chatbots stealing ChatGPT’s thunder. There are also some sneaky AI photo apps in the mix, playing the game and giving ChatGPT a run for its money. Take “Remini,” for example. This bad boy racked up a staggering 16.17 million downloads last month. And let’s not forget about “Picsart AI Photo Editor,” which added nearly 16.05 million installs to its belt. These apps are making moves, my friends.
Here’s the deal though: while ChatGPT is leading the pack with 23 million downloads, these AI photo apps are catching up. They might not have reached ChatGPT’s level yet, but they’re making some serious noise. And get this, some of these apps are even making more money than ChatGPT through in-app purchases. How crazy is that?
Now, let’s not forget that ChatGPT has its own tricks up its sleeve. It sells its premium subscription, ChatGPT Plus, via the web, which definitely boosts its revenue. Those AI photo apps, on the other hand, rely heavily on users’ smartphones and the photos stored there. They play the game differently, and it’s working for them.
But here’s the thing: these AI photo apps may not have the staying power of ChatGPT. They might make a big splash at first, but then they fade away as users move on to the next big thing. Take Lensa, for example. This app went viral last year with a whopping 23.44 million downloads in December. But now, it’s sitting at a mere 413,814 monthly installs. Ouch.
So, while ChatGPT might not be the top dog when it comes to revenue, it’s still making waves in the AI chatbot world. And let’s not forget, it’s got a massive user base that keeps on growing. So, keep your eyes peeled for what’s next from this AI powerhouse. It’s sure to keep us all on our toes.