Earlier this year, Apple and Google warned developers about the app’s updation. Apple and Google have sent notices to all developers saying that apps that are not being updated will be removed from the App Store. Now a report by Pixalate is saying that about 30 percent of the apps on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store can be removed. According to the report, about 1.5 million ie 1.5 million apps can be banned or removed forever.
No update for two years:
Google and Apple have decided to remove all such apps from the store which have not received any update for years. Among the apps that are not getting the update, there are a lot of apps in the education, reference, and games category. Of these, there are 3,14,000 apps that can be removed with super immediate effect. These apps have not received any updates for the last five years.
About 58% of the apps have been reported to be removed from the App Store and 42% of the apps from the Play Store. It has been said in the report that 13 lakh apps have been updated in the last 6 months after the warning. Apple has said it will remove the app from the store, but if anyone has the app on their phone, they will be able to access it. Google also made a similar statement last month.
What is the problem with apps not updating?
With apps that are not updated for a long time, there is a lot of security risk with them. Apart from this, there is also the possibility of bugs in the apps not getting the update. Also, if a developer asks for advertising for his app from someone, then it is necessary to have regular updates of his app. It is being said that the removal of non-updating apps from the Google play store and Apple’s App Store will start from November 1.