A considerable percentage of new apps in the Google App store are removed for violating the store’s guidelines. This is inconvenient for the users of these apps, who may lose their in-app data. Computer scientists from the University of Groningen have devised two machine learning models that can predict the chances of a new app being removed, both before and after uploading it to the app store. These models can help both developers and users. The details of this project are described in a paper that was published in the journal Systems and Soft Computing on Sept. 29.