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L’Android Market supera le 500000 applicazioni

Nicola Ligas -

Research2guidance, azienda specializzata in ricerche nel mondo mobile, ha analizzato i due store per eccellenza del settore, quello di Google e quello di Apple: il primo ha superato lo scorso settembre lo storico traguardo del mezzo milione di applicazioni, avvicinandosi sempre di più al rivale, dal quale lo separano “solo” 100000 app.

La crescita del “nostro” store è notevole se pensiamo che lo scorso marzo era a quota 300000, ma purtroppo nel corso del tempo oltre il 37% del software inviato è stato rimosso dall’Android Market per ragioni diverse, mentre solo il 24% è stato espulso dall’Apple Store. Le ragioni di tale differenza prova a spiegarcele direttamente research2guidance:

“E’ probabile che i requisiti più rigidi (dell’App Store) impediscano agli sviluppatori di pubblicare multiple versioni di prova o applicazioni di scarsa qualità mentre chi pubblica nell’Android Market pubblica molte app di testing, trial, demo e malware”

Con una citazione poco famosa potremmo dire che “da grandi poteri derivano grandi responsabilità”, e che la maggior permissività del Market non è purtroppo sempre ricompensata dalla “gratitudine” di tutti sviluppatori. Continuando con gli stereotipi, “non si può volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca”, non siete d’accordo?

Chi fosse interessato a scaricare l’intera analisi può farlo gratuitamente. Vi lasciamo anche il comunicato stampa completo in inglese:

Android Market reaches half a million successful submissions

37% of published apps have been removed from the Android Market.

The actual total number of applications published on the Android Market leapt to over 500,000 in September 2011. In the meantime, the Apple App Store stands at just over 600,000 successful submissions: just 20% more. But over 37% of the applications published were later removed from the Android Market for various reasons, whereas the Apple App Store has removed just 24% of published apps in comparison, as of the end of September.

Although Apple regularly cleans up its store from inappropriate or outdated content, its active application share still exceeds that of Android. It is likely that the more rigid application submission requirements prevent developers from publishing multiple trial or low quality applications whereas publishers in the Android Market place a lot of market testing, trials, demo and malware content. Over 78% of the apps removed from the Android Market were free, which could mean that publishers put more effort into the applications they place with the pay-per-download business model, thus ensuring that it is kept longer in store.

The share of deactivated apps in the WP7 Marketplace today stands at just 13%. However WP7 Marketplace is a comparably young store and many publishers are still exploring its potential. Fifteen months after its launch (comparable to the WP7 store now), the Android Market similarly had 86% of its apps active and a significant application store clean-up didn’t get started until the end of 2010.

Android developers are significantly more productive than Apple’s. The average publisher on Android has placed more than 6 applications in the Market since launch, compared to just over 4 apps on average that have been published by iOS developers.

Over the past few months, the Android Market has been maintaining an exponential growth, but is still lagging behind the app store market leader, Apple. In Q3 of 2011, the number of active mobile applications in the Android Market stood at 319,161 compared to 459,589 in Apple App store.

Fonte: Fonte