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This study seeks to understand the relationship between three key input constructs in app development, namely code originality, interdependence with other apps, and app complexity and an outcome construct, app quality. This is a largely unexplored area of research in both the computer science and MIS fields. Source code of 100 Android apps was analyzed to determine originality of source code, and API usage, as well as output data on user reviews and number of downloads. App originality was found to have a negative association with user reviews, and a negative association moderated by app complexity with number of downloads. App interdependence was found to have a positive association with highly-downloaded apps compared against low-downloaded apps.

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Star Apps: App originality and interdependence as predictors of app success

This study seeks to understand the relationship between three key input constructs in app development, namely code originality, interdependence with other apps, and app complexity and an outcome construct, app quality. This is a largely unexplored area of research in both the computer science and MIS fields. Source code of 100 Android apps was analyzed to determine originality of source code, and API usage, as well as output data on user reviews and number of downloads. App originality was found to have a negative association with user reviews, and a negative association moderated by app complexity with number of downloads. App interdependence was found to have a positive association with highly-downloaded apps compared against low-downloaded apps.