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[COVID-19]-related Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store) app ecosystems  /

  1. Jason Chao
  2. Michael Dieter
  3. Nathaniel Tkacz
  4. Esther Weltevrede

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Category: Data

Description: This dataset provides historical information about all the apps that are part of the global [COVID-19]-related Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store) app ecosystems, derived from Google Play ( and Apple's App Store ( between July 2020 and February 2022. For both app stores, all of the available ‘locations’ (Google Play) and ‘countries or regions’ (App Store) were queried weekly for [covid] and [corona] (N = 77 global snapshots) using a custom scheduler built atop the ASI/DMI App Store Scrapers ( The dataset also includes details about each Android or iOS app search result. The dataset is one of the outcomes of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Rapid Response Grant ‘COVID-19 App Store and Data Flow Ecologies’ (2020); and is deposited for the (open access) journal article: Dieter, M., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F. N., & Weltevrede, E. (2021, June 23) Pandemic platform governance: Mapping the global ecosystem of COVID-19 response apps. Internet Policy Review, 10(3). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


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