Thursday, 11 July 2013

No takers for over 30% iOS apps: Report

As software giant Apple celebrates fifth anniversary of its App Store, a tracking service has claimed that about two-thirds of the total number of apps are 'zombie apps' as they are barely ever installed by the users. 

According to BBC, Apple's CEO Tim Cook said that 90% ofthe apps in the marketplace are downloaded at least once a month and the customers have now downloaded 50 billion apps.

However, tracking service Adeven said that 5,79,001 apps out of a total of 8,88,856 apps in their database are zombies which never appear in Apple's master-list of the most downloaded apps worldwide, at which runs to over 3,00,000 places. 

The report said that Apple has paid out $10 billion to app developers for its App Store, which is three times more thanthe other app stores combined. 

Apple is celebrating the fifth anniversary of App Store which went live on July 10, 2008 as an update to iTunes and had reportedly offered free apps which were originally priced up to $20.

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