Home > Brands > Apple > App Store Numbers Decline For The First Time

App Store Numbers Decline For The First Time

For the first time ever the number of apps in the App Store declined according to a new report by AppFigures.

AppFigures says 2017 where growth halted with the number of apps on the store declined during the year from 2.2 million to 2.1 million.

The reason behind this drop the analytics company says is a ‘stricter enforcement of Apple’s review guidelines’ and a rule where if the app did not support 64-bit architecture it would be removed from the store.

Apple is also making sure duplicates of apps such as virus scanning software are not apparent on the App Store.

AppFigures says last year Google Play released more than 1.5 million new apps but the App Store only released 755,000.

In 2017 the gap between the App Store and Google Play was the biggest its ever been with more than one million apps added to Google Play compared to App Store.

Google Play has been growing more than Apple since 2012.

Source: AppFigures

 

You may also like
$200 Logitech 4K Webcam For Apple Pro Display XDR
Wearable Market Soaring, As OZ Consumers Take To Cheap Devices
Netflix Told To Sell Advertising As Subscriber Numbers Face Pressure
Steve Jobs-signed Mac Floppy Disc Sells For $84k
As Brand Wobbles Apple Is Set To Go Back To CES After 28 Year Absence