Despite being US and iOS only ahead of today’s expansion to 11 more global markets, OpenAI’s ChatGPT app is off to a stellar start. The app has already surpassed half a million downloads in its first six days since launch, according to new analysis from the app intelligence provider. data.ai. That ranks it as one of the top-performing new app launches both this year and last, second only to the February 2022 arrival of Trump-backed Twitter clone Truth Social.
As consumer demand for AI chatbots has increased, other third-party apps calling themselves “ChatGPT” or “AI chatbot” have filled the app store. While many of these were essentially wool software, trying to trick consumers into paying expensive subscriptions to access their AI, a combined group of top apps still managed to pull in millions in consumer spending. This competitive landscape among AI chatbot applications could have created a more difficult market for an official ChatGPT application to gain ground. But it turns out that was not the case.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT app outperformed most of its rivals, including other popular AI and chatbot apps, as well as apps from Microsoft, Bing, and Edge, which offered some of the first significant third-party integrations of OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology. Open AI.
While Bing and Microsoft Edge certainly benefited from the interest in ChatGPT upon its debut, with 340,000 and 335,000 downloads respectively on iOS and Android in their best five-day periods in February, OpenAI’s ChatGPT app easily surpassed them, generating 480. 000 installs in the first five days of launch in the US, when the app was only for iOS.
Compared only to iOS downloads from Bing and Edge, ChatGPT was even further ahead with its 480,000 installs versus Bing’s 250,000 and Edge’s 195,000.
However, Bing and Edge were still ahead of ChatGPT when looking at all US downloads in May across both app stores, but not when comparing just iOS installs during the month. That indicates that ChatGPT may soon get ahead of these search-focused alternatives.
Data.ai’s analysis also found that the app outperformed other top AI chatbot apps in the US, many of which were given generic names to capitalize on consumer searches for keywords like “AI” and ” chatbot” on the App Store. Here, OpenAI’s ChatGPT ranked in the top five for downloads, when ranked against the best five-day periods of other apps in 2023 on the App Store and Google Play.
The only app to beat it was “Chat with Ask AI,” which recorded 590,000 installs from April 4-8, 2023, compared to 480,000 installs for ChatGPT from May 18-22, the data shows.
Although it has only been available for a week, ChatGPT is also in the top five AI chatbot apps by downloads in the US for the month of May through the 23rd, so technically less than a week from launch. from ChatGPT.
By then, the app had seen 550,000 downloads, tying it with Genie – AI Chatbot, the next closest ranked AI chatbot app by downloads for May on the US App Store. However, a few others were further behind, including ChatOn: AI Chat Bot Assistant (610K installs), AI Chatbot: Nova (680K installs), and Chat with Ask AI (1.4M installs). Still, given how quickly ChatGPT was able to surpass half a million installs, it could soon beat these rivals.
Also, ChatGPT had one of the best new app debuts this year, and in 2022, it found data.ai.
In the first five days of ChatGPT US iOS downloads after launch, it generated 480,000 installs, ranking it the second largest app launch behind Truth Social, which recorded 630,000 downloads. The next biggest debuts (i.e., the first 5 days after launch) included the March 2023 arrival of Widgetable: Lock Screen Widget (360,000 installs) and the 2022 releases of MyNBA2K23 (310,000 installs) and sendtit – Q&A on Instagram (260,000 installs). ).
This also put ChatGPT in the > 99.99 percentile for new app releases in the US since 2022 on iOS.
Data.ai notes that only the top 1% of apps generated more than 10,600 downloads in the US in their first five days, and the top 0.1% had more than 45,000. Their analysis included data from about 39,000 apps that launched in the US on iOS from early 2022 and then made the top charts sometime during this period. (The data does not include Apple’s own apps, such as Apple Music Classical.)
Of course, installs are just one way to gauge consumer demand and aren’t as reliable as looking at how many people signed up and became active users of the app.
However, because ChatGPT is still so new, data.ai won’t yet have precise estimates on metrics like daily or monthly active users, he says, that may take a few weeks to generate.