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The number of apps in the App Store is down, but it’s a good sign

The App Store has presented, for the first time in its history, a drop in applications. But it doesn’t have to be bad, since Apple could have been removing abandoned, fraudulent or low-quality applications.

Of course, it also counts that the developers have published fewer applications. At the end of 2017, there were 2.1 million applications on the App Store, compared to 2.2 million the previous year. A significant drop, but perhaps necessary.

The number of apps in the App Store is down, but it’s a good sign
The number of apps in the App Store is down, but it’s a good sign

This generates a catalogue of applications of quality , instead of preserving the quantity of them. Something that most users will appreciate. Surely,

We remember how Apple started with a series of restrictions , such as the elimination of template applications, those that were not updated or adapted to the new devices of Californians.

One of the problems of the App Store, are the fraudulent applications, not because they contain some kind of malware (which also), but because they promised a content of which then was completely false. We’ve seen this in games with game console screenshots, but when it came to buying it, what it showed had nothing to do with the game itself.

The App Store boasts a secure application store, where engineers take their time to analyze each application they receive before giving the go-ahead. This delays the release of an app, but is necessary to avoid applications with ulterior motives or that could put our privacy at risk.

Fortunately, applications are being approved more and more quickly , both new applications and updates. So possibly, right now we have a App Store with fewer but higher quality apps.

What do you think of fewer but better quality applications? Do you miss any applications?

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