During the first quarter of this year, internet giants Google and Apple have pulled around 8 lakh mobile applications from their app stores such as Play Store and App Store. These applications had been installed 9 billion times on the Google Play Store and 21 million times on the Apple App Store since it has been published on the platforms.
This news has been revealed via Pixalate, a California-based research organization.The company has disclosed that up to 86 percent of mobile applications have been pulled from the Google Play Store till now. 89 percent of the App Store’s eliminated mobile applications were targeting youngsters aged 12 and under.
Around 25% of applications on the Google Play Store and 59 percent of applications on the Apple App Store had been pulled off due to broken privacy guidelines. To accomplish this task around 50 lakh applications have been examined available on both app stores. Customer evaluations and ratings for these applications reached 21 million.
Although, unfortunately, these applications remain on the user’s phone even after it has been removed from the Play Store and App Store.
This Fortnite game was also taken down from both companies last year.
This is not the first time that Google and Apple had pulled any app from their platform as the companies had also taken down the online gaming application Fortnite from their platforms the previous year.
The app was pulled from both platforms due to collecting money directly from consumers which is against the guidelines of Google play store and apple app Store.
The Fortnite application is a multiplayer online videogame with a user base of over 250 million people. Using this game users can fight against one another opponents utilizing multiple weapons.