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After Windows Phone 8 launch, Microsoft says app downloads and developer revenue have doubled

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After Windows Phone 8 launch, Microsoft says app downloads and developer revenue have doubled
A tweet from Todd Brix, Senior Director, Windows Phone Apps Team reveals some positive news from the Windows Phone 8 camp involving the Windows Phone Marketplace. Since last month's launch of Windows Phone 8 flavored handsets, the number of apps downloaded has doubled. That's good news, but even better for developers is that developer revenue has doubled at the same time.

Todd Brix tweets the exciting news about Windows Phone apps

Todd Brix tweets the exciting news about Windows Phone apps

While it's unknown if the comparisons are sequential (month vs. prior month) or annual (year-over-year), the figures have to be getting those on the WP team in Redmond excited. The numbers indicate strong demand for apps on the Windows Phone 8 platform.You might recall that lack of a strong applications marketplace was one of the reasons why the Palm Pre didn't take off following an exciting introduction at CES 2009.

If more developers are inspired to write for Windows Phone 8 by the possibility of financial gain, it could help the Windows Phone Marketplace close the gap between it and the Apple App Store and Android flavored Google Play Store.

source: @ToddBrix, WindowsPhoneDaily via WMPoweruser

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posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:19 5

1. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Congratulations for that... And accepting more positive report about WP8...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:09 3

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yay you, WP!!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:22 5

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nice :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:24 2

3. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


MS want to attract some developer communities by showing some of meat.Nothing else!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:39 8

5. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


And thats bad?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 00:54 8

13. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


so u dont want them to attract developers and same time u guys cry out it dont have much apps online seriously how do you guys live with yourselves

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 03:54 2

15. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Unsure what you're trying to say, "showing some of meat?".

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:25 1

4. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


But, Space of the update to WP8 of Existing Apps and Games are slow... and still Promised Games for WP8 are not available yet... Overall Looking forward to progress of Windows Store...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:12 2

7. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


they are just teenage in the competition, lets just wait when they will become mature..

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:45 8

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3700; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think it's more mature in terms of optimization and performance wise.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 02:18

14. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 380; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


And interface wise! Their homescreen is seriously amazing!! But I still want them to add some missing features... then WP8 will truly win me

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:17 1

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


this would be a great time to make a phone thats similar to the orinal Xperia (controller button slide out) to take advantage of the microsoft live support and give microsoft a way transfer into the handheld video game system market.. Never understood why sony didn't let you download and play PSP games on that phone.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:48 11

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


all thanks to nokia lumia!!!

so microsoft... if you want WP to be relevant, dont you dare turn your back on nokia!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:56 9

11. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


this is partly due to nokia's effort. now hurry up and get apps into the store ms and repay nokia.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 03:56 1

16. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Repay Nokia? Nokia should repay MS for helping them keep afloat.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:47

17. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


lets not forget the advantage MS is taking from Nokia, Nokia maps, some of Nokia's patents, Nokia's hard work to set themselves apart from competition, and to push WP more mainstream, they should get more love from Microsoft

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:43

18. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You know MS paying Nokia $1million per year right?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 00:49 4

12. Jyakotu (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Great to see good news for Windows Phone!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:32 1

19. itguyinto (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


What's 2 times nothing ? Still nothing ?

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