Here is the number of Android apps on the Google Play app store over the last 8 years:
Source: AppBrain, and copies thereof stored on the web archive.
It looks like we passed the peak !
Users have on average a few tens of apps installed on their phones, and they actually use only a handsome.
If you are about to start a new project today, unless you have very specific objectives, you better invest in web development.
- are portable from desktop to mobile
- can access most device functionality
- can be installed on the device (see: PWAs)
- can cache data and be made to work offline.