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Submitted Android Market apps reach 500 thousand, but denial rate is 37%

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Submitted Android Market apps reach 500 thousand, but denial rate is 37%
According to research2guidance, Android Market has passed the 500 000 apps submitted milestone last month, trailing only the App Store with its 600 000 submission.

Google's Android Market, however, has a much higher percentage of apps removed over time, compared with iOS and Windows Marketplace, which has the lowest removal rating. This is due to the fact that Android Market developers are much more prone to submitting trials, demos and other fluff that is gumming up the process and requires extra efforts to clean up:

The actual total number of applications published on the Android Market leapt to over 500,000 in September 2011. In the meantime, the Apple App Store stands at just over 600,000 successful submissions: just 20% more. But over 37% of the applications published were later removed from the Android Market for various reasons, whereas the Apple App Store has removed just 24% of published apps in comparison, as of the end of September.


Other interesting tidbits from the report include that Android currently has over 320 000 active apps to choose from, while September alone saw the record-breaking 42 000 new applications. Android Market also holds the record of the fastest growing app store, and most submissions per developer - 4.38 on average.


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posted on 24 Oct 2011, 04:40 9

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep, the free market situation provided by, well, the Android Market will work that way. Anything can be submitted, and the crap gets weeded out.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:31 7

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Which explains why rogue apps and malware keeps getting submitted and accepted along with useless junk and spam apps.

This also seems to "contradict" everyone thinking the App Store has stringent rules for submissions when in reality, they don't according to the statistical data up above.

But based on previous discussions, people will take what I say the wrong way even though the truth is clear as daylight up above.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:40 4

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Wow miz look are you go, getting banned helped you a lot. Now instead of being an annoying troll and saying stupid crap you are appearing to be intelligent. See you'll get much more respect and props even from us. :)

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:36 6

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I wasn't "banned." I'm actually a lot more intelligent than you all think.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 08:00 2

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Look because of the "open" nature of Android, they have been able to reach 500,000 apps. That is great, but because of the "open" nature, obviously there will be a denial rate because some people do make apps that suck or there make malware apps or whatever. Apple has removed 24% while Android has removed 37%. This seems right because of the "open" nature of the worlds #1 smartphone OS, Android! To me this seems just right, as the Android Market grows, so will the number of apps that suck, all the malware apps & such!

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 08:43 3

28. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


That still leaves your IQ below average, somewhere below 80 points, even with my artificially heightened expectations for it...

37% denial rate is pretty high, I like Android, but that figure is troubling... Google needs to improve the safety and control of the Market, without jeopardizing the freedom of developers...

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 08:55 2

29. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Miz, buddy, I for one never questioned your intellegence. I enjoyed your posts when your humor was there. I laughed a lot and enjoyed your hometeam bias. You were like the local High School football team radio announcer: Amusingly cheering on the team while not being too insulting to the opponet. You just have seemed a little bitter in the last few months and more insulting to Android than a fun supporter of Apple. Maybe some of the Google supporters lumped you in the wrong group and jumped an ya too much. Relax, have fun with this, and go back to being yourself. I have said it before: I would miss ya if you were gone. PA is more entertaining with you here.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:40 4

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep, and those apps get deleted or ignored. I mean, seriously, it's been months since the last time Google had to go and delete a mass of malware apps. And it was months before that.

And the harmless but bulls**t apps get deleted and/or given poor ratings and cease to be downloaded by people.

The free market WORKS.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:46 4

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The blind will continue to lead the blind sniggly, nothing we say will open their eyes, they love living by ignorance. Anything that isn't apple is a copy cat or not worth a penny. Like I said before, we have given several props to apple but the ignorant will stay ignorant. I guess they feel like they would be betraying their god if they ever complimented android lol

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:42 2

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Typical ignorance about people who enjoy Apple products. You know, technically the same thing you're saying about Apple fans can actually apply to Android fans as well. Just a reminder.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:39 4

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Yeah it works alright, until the next outbreak occurs. They're like cockroaches. Sure, you can kill off their supply of food and what not, but there's always going to be a few lingering around and all it takes is those few to "subtly" pass around. Remember the Netflix app? Yeah, wasn't on the market. But just pointing out how things can spread in a blink.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:51 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


As long as there is control over the market, outside apps shouldn't be a bother. As I said before google could add a semi lock and fix some trouble of them. Market has a small advantage over the app store, while the app store devs potentially can add their apps to the market the same cannot be said about the market

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 13:52 2

35. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They can spread in a blink, but Google is awesomely quick at responding to issues and fixing them. I still prefer the free market approach to the arbitrary "THOU MUST BE APPROVED TO ENTER HERE!" approach that Apple takes.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:48 1

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


1. If noone listen to your is your fault for building your own reputation

2. Read the source there is more interesting stuff in there.

When compared with last year over 40% there has being a considerable reduction ,yes the app store has a lower rate but when compared to the fact that every app on the market gets checked the. Removal rate is rather. High and the difference between active apps just gets closer and closer

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:44 4

18. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I don't care if anyone listens to me or not. Lol, I don't care about a reputation. In the long run, this is just another website I visit. I lose nor gain anything by not coming back to PA other than not reading some of their more ridiculous stories.

Point I am making is that statistical data speaks for itself up above.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 07:07 1

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Well many apps removed are done because the app is not getting any updates and devs where asked to put their apps on one instead of several, yes there are lame apps no denying that. And there is always a chance of seeing something like last years. But I think numbers aren't horrible. And if a semi lock is applied things will be even better

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:59 1

21. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


stringent rules or not, sometimes apps are discontinued for whatever reason. there will always be attrition.

can you name 3 rogue/malware apps on android that people actually use? that 0.000005% of android users that get affected is not alot. try another line.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:16 1

2. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Yup and the high avg per developer is probably because he has to make the same app many times over for the 100 different phones

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:38 1

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If you ever stuck around long enough to get to know Android Market you'd know that wasn't the case. Devs don't make multiple clones of the same app for different devices. They just expand compatibility to different devices.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:42 2

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hawk if you are going to talk, try knowing what you are talking about. There isn't 500 different versions of Netflix for example. There's one" they just updated it to make it capable with more devices. But I shouldn't expect any less of an ignorant comment from you.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:50 2

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Duh you are talking to a person that bricks 3 phones in a row.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:04 1

12. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Wow this guy probably was the smartest among the apple bunch. (Liar)

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 05:53 1

11. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Yes they do make more than one. Plus y do they have to update the app? No problem with apple. It works! Or they flat out tell you which phone it works on.

Plus with apple when you search you get what you are looking for. With android you get 100s of useless "porn" apps in your search.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:12 1

13. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Once again, Hawk, you're full of s**t. Most apps start out being compatible with several devices. Then updates fix compatibility issues with other devices. There are only multiple versions of an app for MULTIPLE OPERATING SYSTEMS.

Furthermore, when you search for an app or a functionality, you might get some relatively unrelated results, but there are not 100s of porn apps to sift through in a keyword search.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:19 1

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If you look for porn on the market.... no wonder.. ....

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 06:59 1

20. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Never seen a porn app in the market. I know there are, but when searching for regular apps (mail, browser, media player, whatsoever...) I've never seen it. Maybe if I go page 10...well, I find what I want page 1 or 2 each time...

You know, you can go in the market and try searches, to see if you are right or if I am...(please don't search for "mail hot babe nude girl" to say when you search mail client you find porn, I won't consider this as a real proof...).

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 07:03

22. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


I dont have my sgt10.1 with me, so i cant prove you wrong until after work today. But i know what comes up when i search for apps.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 07:33 2

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Or use the android market web site, its build there for a reason

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 07:13 2

24. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


BGR has slightly less credibility than reading the entrails of a chicken. The last time they were correct about ANYTHING was....when? They are apple fanboys who make stuff up. Do you quote the "news" from Rush Limbagh as well? You need to consider sources.

Taking their numbers at face value....wtf is the point? They admit to a 24% reduction in the ios app market. Poor user reviews, reduncency, newer better apps, built in software on new handsets, are all reasons an app gets removed. To have the more established market with less handset choices have 13% less apps removed is completly meaningless. If even true.

The "author" of this "article" is a joke as a journalist . Amazing that he has no thesis, yet presents these "facts" from a source KNOWN to be unreliable as if there is some point.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 08:05 1

27. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, to quote an accuracy fact checking company, rush limbaugh is right 98% of the time.. so he is way more accurate than BGR.. lol.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:01 2

30. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I read BGR now and then. They are a gossip column for techies. They throw out any rumor and just see what flies or sticks. They have been right a few times. Blind guy playing darts for a week will hit a bulls-eye if you point him in the right direction.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:37 1

33. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. i love that analogy :)

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:09

31. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


As a WP supporter, I can actually say if you leave the spin out of it, this is what I would miss if I go to their platform. Having owned a Blackberry and now a Palm Pre, I have NEVER had a great App seletion to grab from. On WP, there are some financial sites I won't get, no Boxing apps, very few educational apps, no Pandora, no ESPN radio app, ect, ect, ect. Niether Android or Apple users will ever have to worry about lack of selection. Yes, WP is growing strongly, but is years from catching up in this department. Android users just have to verify that what they are downloading is what they want. Never have met an Android user who has crashed their phone due to malware yet. It is a HUGE benefit to the platform.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 09:24 1

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


its more people checking apps is common that what people think, when an app updates and changes you have to install it manually and this helps even the dumbest user create awareness of why a game needs to use phone permissions, just a check on reviews and you will see people asking why permissions have changed and devs telling people why app A needs permission X and Y witch helps.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 13:16 1

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow that's pretty awful. Android needs to do something to clean this toilet bowl up.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 13:53 1

36. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You do realize that the 37 percent of apps being removed IS Google/Android cleaning up garbage? Also note that even the App Store has a 24 percent attrition rate. So much for being perfect.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 15:53 1

37. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol Taco that is exactly what they are doing. The denial rate is deleting and disapproving of potientially harmful apps.

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