The app bubble is over

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.

Web apps:

  • 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.

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