The market is booming! Steady increase in apps per month. March did very well.
Android Market sees 9,300 new apps in March
But how many are useful? I just checked the just in and found pages of this...
"Peace through superior firepower" requires actual firepower, not just a trite bumper sticker.
while most of them are junk, its good to see peoples interest in the android market, with big numbers (OVER 9000) comming in each month, it might just catch the interest of other (better) develepoers
Yeah, I'm loving Android, and I'm sure the iPhone has libraries of useless, uninsteresting apps, but a lot of the stuff I've been seeing in the Android Market is just plain junk. I say that first and foremost as my opinion, but the ratings speak for themselves. I'm sure we've all come across AROMA PLANNING. There are easily over 100 apps by this dev, all with no higher than 1 and a half stars.
What I think needs to be implemented is a system where applications have an attached quota. For example:
-Less than X number of downloads in X number of days = automatic removal
-Application retains less than a three star rating for X number of days = automatic removal
As others have mentioned, there seems to be a lack of good moderation, so it may be in better interests to implement an automated policy. This will be rather helpful for those of us looking for some quality apps without having to sift through DOZENS of worthless ones.
I agree, most of them are complete trash. Maybe 10 out of the 9000 are actually decent apps. They must count stuff like add-ons for existing apps too. A skin for an app is not an app. They should add categories like "most downloaded" or "highest rated" to the market so people can find the good stuff.
Apple's market has been around for a lot longer so it's very understandable that they have more high quality apps. Seems the best developer for apps on Android is Google, they can't do it alone. Maybe Google should start paying developers to make apps for Android or offer some kind of incentive like free hardware.
PS: Yes Apple has way better apps. Some may be duplicates but there are a lot less worthless apps on the iPhone than there are on Android. Android needs to step the game up as far as apps go.