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Half a million apps were removed from the App Store in the last 3 months

Apple removed a total of 541,697 apps from the store during the months of July, August and September of this year alone.

The app storethe app store for Apple devices, has hundreds and thousands of apps that were developed by a large number of users and companies. However, over time some have stopped updating or are no longer compatible with the latest versions of the iOS operating systemso they are removed.

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According to Finbold, a website specializing in finance content, Manzana withdrew a total of 541,697 store applications only during the months of July, August and September this year. This number is equivalent to 24.79% of the content of the app store which was registered on the platform during the months of April, May and June with a total of 2,184,456 applications.

On the other hand, with this reduction in Applications within the Apple platform, the number that is currently awaiting the figures for the last three months of the year is 1,642,759, a number even lower than the lowest number in the last 7 years of the history of the store. During the year 2015 a total of 1,672,271 applications were reached.

The App Store hit an all-time low after more than half a million apps were removed for not having been updated recently. (photo: Five Days)
The App Store hit an all-time low after more than half a million apps were removed for not having been updated recently. (photo: Five Days)
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The elimination of Applications is not a new practice in the store Manzanasince the idea behind this action is to carry out constant maintenance work on the platform to guarantee the quality of the content found in it.

According to Web of finance, the motivation behind this new debugging was to remove applications that have not been updated for a while. Some even that did not receive modifications within a period of 30 days.

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Unlike other times when applications were not removed from the store, this time rules were established that can generate these actions within Apple. From now on, applications will go through a constant review process in which they will be evaluated on compliance with:

– The different rules within the app store that can be modified over time.

– Constant need for update within a period of less than 30 days, otherwise they could be considered as “abandoned”.

– Guarantee the correct functioning of the appso that users can re-download more content from the store that they consider to be of quality.

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The App Store prohibits the applications present in its store from making sales within its own system or using external web pages. (photo: iPadizate)
The App Store prohibits the applications present in its store from making sales within its own system or using external web pages. (photo: iPadizate)

App Store Update

Since October this year the app store of Manzana modified its conditions of use for the developers of applications, especially those that include integrated payments within the platforms. According to these modifications, the app store will not allow an application to request any form of payment outside the platform.

In other words, any micro transaction that you want to do through an application will have to use Apple’s system to charge users and, therefore, give the App Store the 30% of money generated by said transaction.

This new payment system Manzana It is valid not only for applications, but also for sales platforms of NFTaudiobooks in the case of Spotifyamong other additional products that applications are not ready to integrate as part of their system and that require users to be redirected to other websiteswhich is currently prohibited.

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