Pixalate’s recent Q4 2022 Delisted Mobile Apps Report provides an in-depth analysis of delisted apps across the Google and Apple app stores. An app can beis considered “Delisted” for a number of reasons, from the more benign like the developer's decision to withdraw the app to the more serious, like breaches of app store policies.
The report covers a wide range of data points, so we decided to break some of this information down further into individual blogs to highlight interesting findings.
This week: We present the percentages of active apps that were delisted across the Google and Apple App Stores in 2022.
Between Q1 and Q4 2022, there was a decrease of 3% of delisted apps on the Google Play Store and an increase of 8% on the Apple App Store.
Percentage of delisted apps across the Google and Apple App Stores in 2022:
Google Play Store - 7%
Apple App Store- 0%
Google Play Store- 4%
Apple App Store- 26%
Google Play Store- 6%
Apple App Store - 8%
Google Play Store- 4%
Apple App Store- 8%
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The content of this post, and the Q4 2022 Abandoned Mobile Apps Report (the "Report"), reflect Pixalate’s opinions with respect to factors that Pixalate believes may be useful to the digital media industry. Any data shared is grounded in Pixalate’s proprietary technology and analytics, which Pixalate is continuously evaluating and updating. Any references to outside sources should not be construed as endorsements. Pixalate’s opinions are just that, opinions, which means that they are neither facts nor guarantees. It should be noted that the mere fact an app does not appear to have been updated in a certain period of time does not necessarily mean that such app's publisher has abandoned the app, or is otherwise violating any policy, best practice, or regulation. Instead, we are merely noting the apparent inactivity and rendering an opinion that this apparent absence of updates may be suggestive of heightened risks to end users and other data subjects. Pixalate is sharing this data not to impugn the standing or reputation of any entity, person or app, but, instead, to render opinions and report trends pertaining to apps available for download via the official Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Disclaimer: The content of this page reflects Pixalate’s opinions with respect to the factors that Pixalate believes can be useful to the digital media industry. Any proprietary data shared is grounded in Pixalate’s proprietary technology and analytics, which Pixalate is continuously evaluating and updating. Any references to outside sources should not be construed as endorsements. Pixalate’s opinions are just that - opinion, not facts or guarantees.
Per the MRC,
“'Fraud' is not intended to represent fraud as defined in various laws, statutes and ordinances or as conventionally used in U.S. Court or other
legal proceedings, but rather a custom definition strictly for advertising measurement purposes. Also per the MRC,
“‘Invalid Traffic’ is defined generally as traffic
that does not meet certain ad serving quality or completeness criteria, or otherwise does not represent legitimate ad traffic that should be included in measurement counts.
Among the reasons why ad traffic may be deemed invalid is it is a result of non-human traffic (spiders, bots, etc.), or activity designed to produce fraudulent traffic.”