Earlier this year, Apple and Google shot off a warning to developers about apps that haven't been updated in a long time. According to multiple reports, Apple had sent notices to some developers and warned them that the apps would be removed from App Store if they hadn't been updated in a significant amount of time. Now, a report by analytics firm Pixalate suggests that almost 30% of the apps on the App Store and Play Store are at risk of being removed. According to the report, 1.5 million apps between the Google Play Store and Apple App Store appear to have been "abandoned". In other words, they haven't been updated in over two years. The report further states that "app categories most likely to be abandoned: Education, Reference, and Games, which are often popular with children." The report by Pixalate also found that there are over 314,000 "super abandoned" apps, which means that they haven't been updated in more than five years. Out of these, 58% are on the Apple App Store (184k apps) and 42% on the Google Play Store (130k apps). A lot of developers did heed Apple and Google's warning. The report suggests that 1.3 million… Read full this story
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