After Windows Phone 8 launch, Microsoft says app downloads and developer revenue have doubled
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
1. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Congratulations for that... And accepting more positive report about WP8...
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
3. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
MS want to attract some developer communities by showing some of meat.Nothing else!!!
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
15. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Unsure what you're trying to say, "showing some of meat?".
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...
7. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
they are just teenage in the competition, lets just wait when they will become mature..
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3700; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I think it's more mature in terms of optimization and performance wise.
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
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.
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!
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.
16. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Repay Nokia? Nokia should repay MS for helping them keep afloat.
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
18. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
You know MS paying Nokia $1million per year right?