Celebrating 10 Years of Apps: The Story Behind 13 Top Apps

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

For 84% of smartphone owners, it’s firing up their favorite smartphone app. Whether you stream music, scroll through your Instagram feed or check your morning commute, one thing is clear. Apps play an integral role in our daily lives.

Apps are big business. It’s projected that by the year 2020, the mobile app industry’s gross annual revenue will exceed $189 billion.

Use our interactive chart to visualize 13 top apps and their development, including the tech investors and rounds of funding behind each.