The browser-based web app ecosystem has existed for more than 20 years while the app ecosystem has existed for only 6.
Are you updating this app because of a legal issue
Second, assuming you’ve worked your butt off to cultivate a 4-star rating, you now have to use the title, screenshots, and description to convince someone to download.
Since it’s not dynamic, you’re stuck devising the most alluring page you possibly can for all audiences.
This has lead to people using all caps, ascii highlighting, and other garbage just to capture the user’s attention.
One last deciding factor in whether or not to adopt an app is whether or not the user is willing to give away their precious disk space to the app.
More generally, a power law will explain why value is centralized to a small distribution of the ecosystem.
The app ecosystem has an skewed towards the top few apps. In fact, it appears to be more like 99% of the value is centralized to the top 0.01%. This would indicate that the App Store became saturated back in 2008 when we hit 1000 apps.The search function is unusable unless you know the name of the app you’re looking for, leaving only two other pathways: 1. The top charts are the biggest driver of the power law, as they are self-reinforcing.Once you make it above the fold in the top six apps overall or within your category, your place is forever cemented in the app ecosystem.According to a study done by Activate, the top 20 app publishers, representing less than %0.005 of all apps, earn 60% of all app store revenue.Ouch., and are often used to explain the phenomena behind the 80/20 rule (80 percent of the value is centralized in 20 percent of the distribution).My mind then wandered through this ‘saturation’ concept.