Tencent’s mini program initiative to develop “apps” that live outside of app stores has now achieved 200 million daily users and 1 million apps. WeChat mini programs effectively operate like apps attached to the service. That means that users bypass Google Play or Apple’s App Store and install them directly from WeChat. The programs were first introduced in January 2017 and their number now makes them a genuine threat to the likes of Apple, which saw 2.1 million apps in April.

Source: Techcrunch