Nearly 80% of the iOS App Store is made of "zombie apps"
posted by Michael H. / Jul 10, 2014, 3:36 PM
"Zombie app" is a term coined by Adjust, the company behind the data, and is defined as an app that doesn't get shown "in any position on one of the 39,171 App Store top lists on at least two out of three days over the evaluation period of one month." The idea is that if an app isn't on one of the lists, it won't attract much in terms of downloads, because users would have to actively search for and find the app in the first place. Adjust found that in June 2014, 79.6% of all apps in the App Store met that definition. That's 953,387 apps out of the 1,197,087 considered to be "zombie apps".
Even worse, this trend is going the wrong way. In June of 2013, Adjust had found that about 70% of apps met the criteria to be considered a zombie; and, the number was around 75% as of December 2013. Discovery has always been a problem in all mobile app stores, and when there are over 1 million apps and 60,000 new apps added every day, the problem needs some innovative solutions.
source: Adjust via Mashable
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I'm curious what the numbers are for the other app stores out there :) App Store / Play store will have mostly everything that you're looking for anyways and then some. I usually go by the # of downoads, reviews, rating when picking an app.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:37 PM 2
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The problem is that APPLE loves to brag about its app store - well, they can stop bragging about it as the "cat is out of the bag" now...
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:18 PM 11
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I`m android user but in my opinion app store look much more better than play store,I see app store have a lot of powerfull apps and didn`t see it on my play store so some times in my mind thinking about transfer to Apple devices. Finally im sorry for my english it is not my language :)
posted on Jul 12, 2014, 4:39 PM 0
i have to say this, 80% just like the people who use them lol haha.I have had this iPhone 5s for 2 days in oven taken 3 pictures and open in one website and open the weather I see no reason why this is a good song Its terrible in all aspects you cannot type on it practically unless its in landscape mode it's too small
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 6:56 PM 2
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You can stop bragging about your App Store now.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:38 PM 12
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And we can start bragging about ours? Lol. I can't stand the play store compared to the App Store.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:45 PM 4
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And then some iFans boast about their 1 millions apps and make fun of WPs low app count. QUALITY matters, not quantity. The same goes for fandroids also.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:39 PM 8
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Yeah, WP and W8 suck in both quantity and quality especially W8. Crappy apps began to show way sooner than in iOS or Android.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 3:50 PM 18
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Put your money where your words are, tell us what major apps are missing in quality and quantity, we will tell you what is there. All I read is someone saying something sucks but declines to tell us how.WP has an overwhelming majority I the most used apps so enlighten us or shut it.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 6:54 PM 3
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Twitter is avaliable (official and third-party). Youtube IS missing. Microsoft did create one good one back then but Google said they were infringing on their API terms and condition. Now it just became a wrapper. But there are GOOD third party youtube apps (i.e Metrotube, myTube). Facebook official app sucks. But they have updated their Facebook Beta app, and it is almost on par with those on iOS and Android. Banking I am not sure as I dont use those, but yeah. From what I heard there are a lack of it, Music apps are kind of missing too. Spotify is available, but the app is still crap.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 8:07 PM 3
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The Facebook app sucks. I'll agree on that one, and YouTube isn't really Microsoft's fault. But the Twitter app is really good. And in terms of bank apps, most of the banks in my country have their apps on WP. I don't know about the US.
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 10:37 PM 1
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You and your WP crup! Wp's rate gotta be like 5% of the store WHY? BECAUSE there's no APPS! Hence Microsoft she3ps gotta be looking even in the terms and condition links for more apps! new sh33ps in town
posted on Jul 10, 2014, 4:01 PM 5
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