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A Visualization of the 500 Highest-Grossing Android Apps

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Remember that visualization of Apple's App Store? Well, Android users, now you don't have to feel so left out, because somebody has been visualizing your store, too: from Winnie Tong comes a visualization of the top 500 highest-grossing Android apps, color-coded by category. It turns out that Android users love Casino apps - who knew? The whole thing looks something like this:

Except everything can be filtered and adjusted to your heart's desire. Like the App Store visualization, this appears to be a snazzy use of D3.js, so take a look at the complete visualization (as well as Tong's GitHub) and see where your apps fit in.

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