According to PhoneArena, Google and Apple will remove 1.55 million apps from the Play Store and App Store in the near future. These are apps that haven’t been updated in over two years and are deemed abandoned.
Many Android and iOS apps don’t update for a long time
According to data analytics firm Pixalate, abandoned apps account for more than a third of all apps on both platforms combined. The Google Play Store has 869,000 of these apps, while the App Store has 650,000 (iOS apps).
You might be asking why Apple and Google acted so quickly. An app becomes increasingly insecure after two years without receiving an update. Apple and Google both have procedures in place to deal with developers that ignore their programs. An app that hasn’t been updated in over two years on Google Play is hidden from users and won’t appear in search results.
Apple is also renowned for removing programs that have been dormant for two years. While it appears that many programs have been abandoned, 68 percent of apps in both stores, or 3.1 million apps, have been updated in the last two years. Education, Reference, and Games are the most likely app categories to be abandoned.
Given that game apps are designed for children and teenagers, parents may be disappointed if they discover that many of the apps have not been updated, leaving the device insecure. being assaulted
According to the company’s statistics, the most frequently updated apps are also the most downloaded. In the last six months, 84% of apps with more than 100 million downloads had been updated at least once.
In addition, Pixalate uncovered 314,000 “Super Abandoned” apps that haven’t been updated in over 5 years. The App Store has 58 percent of those forgotten apps, or 184,000 apps. The Google Play Store revealed 42 percent, or 130,000, of these overlooked apps.
Both Apple and Google want to eliminate older apps from their own app stores since they can’t take use of current security features for Android and iOS. Smaller independent app developers, on the other hand, complain that they rarely have to do anything after the app is out. These developers believe Apple and Google are unfairly targeting them.