TTAG+R: A Dataset of Google Play Store's Top Trending Android Games and User Reviews

Raheela Chand, Saif Ur Rehman Khan, Shahid Hussain, Wenli Wang

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Abstract

Context: Android games are gaining wide attention from users in recent years. However, the existing literature reports alarming statistics about banning popular and top-trending Android apps. The popular gaming apps have been removed from Google Play Store due to various user concerns. Objectives: The goal of this work is twofold: (i) to assist the researchers and practitioners in identifying the state-of-the-art challenges, constraints, and compliments about Android apps for future Android-specific studies, and (ii) to encourage active users' perspectives on the Android development process because usability remains a core deciding factor about the success or failure of Android apps. Method: To accomplish this, we introduce a novel open-source dataset, Top Trending Android apps with their user Reviews (TTAG+R) in GitHub. Results and Contributions: Briefly, TTAG+R presents information about 245 top trending Android Free Games, 97 top trending Android Grossing Games, and 52 top trending Android Paid Games with a total of 8,423 user reviews in 12 different. csv files. The main contributions of this paper are: (i) provides one-place comprehensive data on Android Apps, (ii) describes various features of Android apps and their user reviews, (iii) reports the updated and latest knowledge about Android apps, and (iv) provides the data in an unfiltered form so that researchers may not find difficulty in using this dataset in their data-driven experimentation. From a research implication viewpoint, the dataset supports: (i) understanding the usability characteristics of Android apps, (ii) discovering current trends and pitfalls in Android apps, and (iii) analyzing the Android financial market. Conclusion and Future Work: Thus, TTAG+R is freely available to the research community, and useful for future enhancements in the Android domain. In the future, we plan to keep the data up-to-date with the most recent information for the continued usage of the dataset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion, QRS-C 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages580-586
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9798350319910
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion, QRS-C 2022 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: Dec 5 2022Dec 9 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion, QRS-C 2022

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion, QRS-C 2022
Country/TerritoryChina
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/5/2212/9/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Modeling and Simulation

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