Pixalate's report "H1 2021 Delisted Mobile Apps Report" shows that more than 813,000 apps were delisted in the first half of 2021 from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, with more than 86% of those apps targeting children aged 12 and under.
According to the report, which analyzed more than 5 million mobile apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, these apps had more than 21 million consumer reviews on the App Store before delisting.
The report also shows that 83% of apps delisted during this period either had no address at all (78%) or the address could not be identified (5%).
As for the Google Play Store, things are a bit more complicated: 66% of the apps excluded from the list had at least one "dangerous permission". For example, 27% of them had access to GPS coordinates and 19% could access the camera.
Impressively, GoPro's Quik video editor is among the top 20 most popular (based on user ratings) deleted apps.
Source: pixalate, venturebeat
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