It’s truly a case of the bad driving out the good. The company I worked for created high quality interactive content with educational goals. It went out of business while companies that were able to focus on quantity over quality went on to reap the rewards on the app market — with lots of questionable practices around data collection and in-app purchases.
…shifted. Once upon a time companies and services were geared toward enticing you out of your money. Today, the goal of many is to entice you out of your time. Which, in turn, is leveraged as collateral to attract money from advertisers.