Both of our favorite mobile monopoly members, Google and Apple, recently announced plans to remove outdated apps from their app stores. Last month, both companies decided to remove any app that had not been updated in two years. in early April, Google announced The two-year cutting plan will start in November and later this month Apple Email developers, by giving them 30 days’ notice to update or delete. It’s hard to know what two-year-old apps will look like, so how many apps are we talking about exactly?
cnet It has data from analyst firm Pixalate, which says the two-year hiatus will remove 869,000 apps from Google Play and about 650,000 from the App Store. That’s about a third of any store’s current total app selection. These numbers will change Google Play from 2.6 million apps to 1.7 million, and the App Store from 1.95 million to 1.3 million.
This Google number is an estimate as Google has officially announced that the separation point is two years. Apple has not publicly announced a breaking point. The company personally sent developers only to say it’s removing apps that “haven’t been updated in a long time”, but Some Developers This date is set for two years.
Both app store owners have strong arguments for this: outdated apps are of lower quality and more likely to be abused. a lot of Developers Suppose such an approach will lead to collateral damage. Not every two-year-old app is broken. Not every app in the world is a simple service that will be forever updated, and a model like this won’t work in a free project. Android users will always have alternative and alternative app stores, but Apple users will lose access to the removed apps.
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