Originally Posted by melgross
Not really, the percentage of junk is about the same.
That might be the assumption on the surface. However, you're neglecting to realize that Apple vets the apps on its store and throws out the really lowest quality apps. I believe they said that something like 30% of submissions didn't even run.
Many apps rejected from the Apple Store end up being sold for Android - so the percentage of junk is probably higher for Android.
Originally Posted by ascii
If these numbers are true, you would never know it from using iTunes. There is simply no way/GUI on there to get a "view" - or even a grasp - of 10,000 apps. .
So? Why in the world would you want to view 10,000 apps at once?
That's why there's a search engine. You can search by keywords to find what you're looking for.
Or you can look for the top rated apps in each category.
Or you can read computer and general purpose web sites for their recommendations.
Or you can ask your friends for their recommendations.
It's no different than any other consumer product. There must be thousands of different digital cameras out there - how do you select one? Hundreds of breakfast cereals. Hundreds or thousands of car models. Tens of thousands of shoe styles. Millions of books. There's no easy way to visually grasp all of those options at one time, either. It's a consumer-driven society and there are a lot of options. Learn to deal with it.