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Microsoft: Windows Phone Store hosts more than 300,000 apps

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Microsoft: Windows Phone Store hosts more than 300,000 apps
Microsoft today revealed that Windows Phone Store now offers more than 300,000 apps, with “hundreds more” being added on a daily basis.

In December 2013, the number of available apps was 200,000, while in April this year it was around 250,000 - so the Store seems to be gaining about 50,000 new applications each four months, or over 10,000 per month. Microsoft also says that over 4 billion apps and games have been downloaded via Windows Phone Store until now.

Of course, Windows Phone Store can still not be compared to Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store when it comes to the number of applications hosted (the App Store and Play Store have more than 1 million apps each). But its steady growth is obviously great news for all Windows Phone users, many of whom have complained - in the beginning - about the limited number of available apps.

P.S.: The smartphone seen above is the Nokia Lumia 930, one of the world's first to run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.


source: Microsoft via WP Central

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posted on 07 Aug 2014, 20:35 8

1. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


As the Brits would sarcastically say

"Riiiiiiiight"

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 20:39 13

2. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Right what? Want a carrot?

Anyways, that's not bad actually.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 20:53 3

3. sgodsell (Posts: 4542; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Apple has 1.1 million and Google has 1.5 million apps now.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 21:20 5

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Owning a Windows phone is always a liability

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 22:42 17

11. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yet everybody is copying WP UI principles.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 23:19 5

15. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


In what way? I'd much rather fancy my chances of picking up a functional Lumia after a drop, than I would an Apple or a Sammy...

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:20 3

22. sip1995 (Posts: 1655; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


More fail, you die......

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 02:18

38. Doakie (Posts: 2209; Member since: 06 May 2009)


The pull down notification bar of course...

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 05:38

49. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What? No, they don't.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:05

53. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


We know, we know thanks for reminding us.....

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:06

54. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Good to know I'm covered incase my 1020 runs into another phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 21:04 5

4. Penny (Posts: 1665; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I am sure we will see some healthy, mature conversation here. Some will try to keep moving the goal posts while others will be furious that the goal continues to not count whenever they score one.

It's a good mark, and represents a solid standing in terms of app ecosystem. I think that is fair to say and pretty much the bottom line.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 21:09 21

5. rjmlive (Posts: 70; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Actually Windows Phone users have generally never really complained, from the beginning, the availability of apps on the platform.. it's everyone else that's complained.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 22:07 7

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1617; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Oh really? I still complain because yes I've been using WP and it's still lacking.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 23:39 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No YouTube app = big deal.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 23:45 3

20. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


youtube blocked in my countr so no big deal :P

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:09 5

21. mousesports (Posts: 278; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


only losers and haters " fanboys of android complains " :D

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:21 3

23. sip1995 (Posts: 1655; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Agreed...

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:29 11

27. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Metrotube and my tube are actually better than andriod youtube app

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 01:36 1

36. T.Law (Posts: 418; Member since: 10 May 2014)


The diehard fanboys won't complain openly but they sure know how lacking the store is. That's the main reason that led me to switch. Just check the monthly recommended apps by PA article. You see nice new apps on both Android and iOS but never on WP.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 03:31

42. Cicero (Posts: 913; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I took a look on a wp and after I saw the lack of apps and harder user interface usability I said "neh" to him. They are moving on but long way to catch up with the rest. Why to get a hard time with wp when you have other far better choices NOW? Unless if you are a hard core fan.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 03:54 6

43. Penny (Posts: 1665; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I wholeheartedly disagree that WP's interface is harder than iOS or Android. It is much easier than both in my opinion, with the only exception being the Settings menu in WP (wall of text effect here).

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 05:43

50. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Agreed about the Settings menu. It could use a small overhaul, either alphabetical or searchable or something. It's even different between different Lumias, e.g. My mom's 920 on AT&T's list is ordered differently than my unlocked 1020 with 8.1 GDR1, but my T-Mobile 925 - also 8.1 GDR1 - is the same as the 1020's.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:08 2

55. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


THIS! I have all the APPS I need or would use. I wanted Subway Surfer bad! It was the Only APP I really wanted. Got it and played it for about a month. Ehhh. I'm satisfied!

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:09 1

56. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


" harder user interface usability" My daughter has been using my Windows Phones since she was 4. I'm sorry you had trouble want me to have her (now 6) show you how to use one?

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 11:23

59. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Check WPCentral, ever day there is new apps shown. PA doesnt know how to even use windows imo. Their wp articles are cringe worthy half the time.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 11:41

64. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What do you mean no YouTube app?? Am I missing something??
..............
I thought I've been having a great experience using YouTube on my 1520.. Did they pull all the YouTube apps from the store or something?

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 11:42

65. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Not too mention the built in YouTube browser in IE11....
........
No YouTube?

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 11:44

66. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This is EXACTLY right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 11:46

67. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes!.. WP's setting menu SUX!!!... But, Joe said they are working on that in a future update... Hopefully 8.1GDR2

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