The majority of apps on Google Play have never even been starred once. It seems Google Play's users do not care at all about the majority of the apps in their collection. Anyone have any ideas why Google would allow it to become such a cesspool? Is it that they believe they can just make their recommender engines find the good ones? Or do they want to remove friction for developers to ensure their monopoly?

@eighthave Do note that this graph is most likely very misleading. Google won't show any rating until there are quite some ratings.

For example, Raise To Answer ( currently having 30.5K active devices and 431 ratings is apparently not enough to trigger the rating to be displayed on the publicly visible store page.

What would be sufficient to trigger it, I don't know. But it's good to keep this in mind while looking at that graph.


@SylvieLorxu thanks for that info, I don't know what the criteria are. I am seeing your ratings coming over Tor without being logged into anything:

@eighthave I've attached a screenshot of the Netherlands, where it's not shown.

I completely forgot that Google made it different per country recently too:

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