State of Mobile App Quality 2018

What data did we analyze?

This report covers six years of our data, from when Instabug was founded in 2012 and through our journey to reach one billion devices. No personal data was analyzed.

In the charts that follow, you will see "bugs", which represents the total count of bugs in pre-production (beta) and production (live) apps, and "bugs/user", which represents those bugs normalized by the number of app testers and end users who reported those bugs. We show you both so that you can understand the volume of absolute bugs reported through Instabug, as well as their weight relative to the amount of users who experienced those bugs.

In the line charts, you will also see our raw data, represented by dark blue lines, and smoothed data, represented by blue trend lines. Smoothing the data filters out noise, anomalies, and fine-scale differences, showing you the important patterns in the data.

What does this data represent?

With this wealth of data that represents the vibrant mobile app ecosystem, we can draw insights about market trends.

  • Every locale appears in our data, from Afrikaans to Zulu.
  • A range of app publishers appear in our data, including indie developers, side projects, startups, software houses, unicorns, and public companies.
  • Every app category appears in our data, including games, business, education, and lifestyle.
1 Anonymized data of testers and end users of mobile applications that have the Instabug SDK integrated.
2 Screenshots, audio, and video.
3 Team members invited by companies subscribed to Instabug.

Data based on 15 billion sessions and 100 million bugs in 30,000 apps on 1 billion devices. We take privacy seriously. All data is anonymous.