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Monday, 21 November 2011 12:21

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 40,000 apps

Written by Enis Abazovic



Picking up steam, but still a long way to go


The Windows Phone Marketplace is now offering 40,000 apps and it is growing by a rate of 165 apps a day.

It seems Redmond’s mobile OS is finally getting some traction from consumers and developers alike, but it still has a long way to go before it can match Apple’s or Google’s app portfolio.

A total of 10,882 apps were submitted in the last three months, which is a great improvement considering the rather slow start late last year. The marketplace carried about 8,000 apps in January 2011, so it has grown fivefold in under a year. Most of the new apps, some 68 percent, are free.

However, despite strong growth Windows Phone still has a lot of catching up to do. Apple currently has some 460,000 apps on offer, while Google boasts around 320,000.

In any case Windows Phone is slowly but surely emerging as a serious contender in the smartphone market and it will be interesting to see how things work out for Microsoft in 2012.

More here.



Last modified on Monday, 28 November 2011 13:45
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0 #1 Exodite 2011-11-21 14:32
40k applications is plenty, always were.

The real question is whether or not those 40k applications include the ones people want/need.

That's where WP7 is lagging behind, not the total amount of applications which is pretty much a bogus statistic.
 

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