The Apple store, where we can find applications for the iOS platform … stopped growing and additionally, for the first time in history, it dropped.
The number of applications has dropped in the App Store
It turns out that at the end of December 2017 there were 2.1 million applications on the App Store. In comparison with 2016, a decrease in the number of applications by 0.1 million is noticeable. For the first time in history, we have a situation where the number of applications has dropped. For an even more interesting comparison, the Google Play store grew at this time, as on yeast.
The reason for the lower number of applications in the App Store
According to the App Insight Appfigures report, fewer applications in the App Store are the result of increasingly stringent rules that Apple introduced for developers. Another reason is the successive removal by Apple of applications abandoned or not adapted to the 64-bit platform.
Google Play is doing better
We also learn from the report that 755 thousand new applications appeared on iOS last year . A year earlier there were 30% more. On Google Play, the situation is quite the opposite, because in 2017 there were 1.5 million new programs in the store (17% more than two years ago). These numbers, however, are mainly the result of creating additional versions of Android applications that initially debuted on iOS. This situation is twice as likely to be noticeable as Android app development, and later its equivalent to iOS.
The iOS app market has infiltrated
The truth is that on the smartphone we can have up to 50 applications installed, but we will only use 5. Every day we have some of the most important apps that we launch. A lot of programs are downloaded, used for a short time and then abandoned. After all these years, users benefit from what works or what is needed. Non-stop new applications appear, but they do not have a chance to succeed. The only exceptions are games that live according to slightly different rules. Application applications, on the other hand, are doomed to little success if they do not become viral. All because they duplicate schemes and do not add anything that would be needed in the long run. I think that we are slowly reaching the border, where the App Store will not be hit by a record number of applications. This report is a harbinger. Source: Appfigures