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Old 07-10-2013, 07:17 AM
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Default roughly 2/3 of all apps in the app store are "zombie" apps.

I got this off of the BBc.co.UK site........ this is about 10% of the whole story posted.


But according to Adeven the size of the US firm's app store, which has about 900,000 products, has left many developers struggling to get noticed.

"579,001 apps out of a total of 888,856 apps in our database are zombies," the analytics firm said.

It defines zombies as apps which never appear in Apple's master-list of the most downloaded apps worldwide, a chart which runs to over 300,000 places.

It also talked about how it is near impossible at this point for a new developer to get noticed in the app store.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:55 AM
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I remember the days when I was aware of literally every game in the AppStore. I checked the new releases every day, and was familiar every app in every genre I cared about. It's amazing how the AppStore exploded.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:08 AM
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Yeah... There's a lot of issues with the AppStore. A lot of indies are avoiding it, due to the risk being very high (biggest issue is visibility). Companies like Gameloft, EA, etc. don't have much to worry about though, because they dominate the AppStore (there's just several companies on top, and many, many more below them).
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:06 AM
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When I read your title I thought you meant 2/3 of apps are zombie games, which was also believable. LOL!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:28 PM
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When I read your title I thought you meant 2/3 of apps are zombie games, which was also believable. LOL!
me too!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:33 PM
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When I read your title I thought you meant 2/3 of apps are zombie games, which was also believable. LOL!
Truthfully, this is one of the few topics I didn't fully understand... and then I saw your post. Haha. Makes a lot more sense now
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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When I read your title I thought you meant 2/3 of apps are zombie games, which was also believable. LOL!
lol, same here!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:14 PM
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lol, same here!
Make it 3
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:31 PM
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Yeah... There's a lot of issues with the AppStore. A lot of indies are avoiding it, due to the risk being very high (biggest issue is visibility). Companies like Gameloft, EA, etc. don't have much to worry about though, because they dominate the AppStore (there's just several companies on top, and many, many more below them).
Time for them to concentrate on Android and the Ouya then!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:16 PM
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Time for them to concentrate on Android and the Ouya then!!
Piracy is the issue with Android. Dunno about the Ouya- seems like people have very mixed opinions on it. Since mobile has started to turn bitter for the majority of indie developers, they've been going more towards PC, and console releases (PlayStation, followed by Nintendo, followed distantly by Xbox- Microsoft is a part of the problem).
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