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AppBrain and Spam App Numbers.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by brykins, May 20, 2010.

  1. brykins

    brykins Android Enthusiast
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    Just noticed this today, that AppBrain are filtering out what they deem to be spam apps on the Market. They have a page about it (AppBrain blog: AppBrain launches automatic filtering of "spam" apps) but what I found very interesting was:

    ----quote----
    - We analyzed all 28,936 apps created by 7,429 developers.
    - 25% of all apps are produced by only 32 app developers (0.4 % of all developers).
    - Removing 359 spammers (who in total made over 10,000 apps) boosts the fraction of good apps in the market by 52%.
    ---unquote---

    So out of almost 29k apps, 10k were spam. One third.
     



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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    What qualifies as a spam app? I've seen a bunch of "this is just a test" in the official market and have been a little bit puzzled about them, but I don't suppose there are actual "spam" (mail) apps in the wild?
     
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