It is no news to those of us who have watched the mobile app dynamics with keen interest for years. The Apple App Store may have 1.2 million apps, but only about 240, 000 of them are being downloaded. That’s about 20%. The remaining 80% might as well not exist at all. Mashable reports that mobile analytics company, Adjust, has a report to this effect. Adjust says:
nearly 80% of the 1.2 million apps currently available are just sitting in the App Store with hardly any downloads at all.
Adjust calls them Zombie Apps – apps that are “just sitting in the App Store with hardly any downloads at all”.
It has been my opinion that beyond the 250,000 app mark, a lot of duplication and redundancies occur in the average mobile platform’s app store. Duplications and triplications, and loss of visibility. Of course, none of these take away the merits of the App Store. It just puts things into perspective and helps with clarity.
Head over to Mashable for the full details: Report: Nearly 80% of Apps in Apple’s App Store Are Basically Lifeless
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.