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Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far

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Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far
As we’ve seen throughout the industry, apps have become a perennial force in dictating a specific platform’s success or demise. In fact, it’s what continues to drive our smartphones to their limits, and more importantly, adding extra functionality we wouldn’t even sometimes fathom seeing.

Well, it looks like the Windows Phone camp is seeing some recognition as it appears as though Microsoft’s mobile platform has just surpassed the 100,000 apps mark. Specifically, a report from All About Windows Phone mentions that there have been 100,145 apps published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far, which is a considerable feat knowing that Apple and Google took 16 and 24 months respectively to reach the 100,000 apps milestones.

Interestingly enough, the 100,145 figure isn’t the exact number for the amount of apps currently available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Rather, it’s found that 10,357 are no longer there – due to being withdrawn by the Redmond based company or simply by the developer. Moreover, another 1,492 are in limbo, or staging, which means they are either waiting for an update, in beta, or some other unknown reason.

Therefore, the currently tally for available apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace stands at 88,371. Indeed, it’s not a bad figure, even more when it took 14 months to reach the 50,000 apps mark, and another 5 months after that to reach its current tally of 100,000.

source: All About Windows Phone via Daily Mobile

Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far
Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far
Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far
Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far

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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:36 11

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Even though 100,000 isn't the exact number just like the article stated, the growth rate of the Marketplace is still pretty amazing.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:32 3

13. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Indeed...but the only thing that can sustain that growth is adaptation. Developers will only place apps where they can make money. Hopefully this will be WP8's chance.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:21 1

19. MajesticTroll (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


OnLy 100,000? Apple has 100 million!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 21:37

21. guildsa654 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


wait wut??

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:00

23. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


I like apple and everything but calm the **** down

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:37 11

2. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Awesome news, now bring me some sexy Windows Phone 8... phones!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:39 9

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Saying Windows Phone 8 phones is such a mouthful!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:11 10

6. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


i think Nokia will make the sexyest Windows Phone again (Prodigy) ...

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:04 9

4. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Tiles are original unlike Google resort to copying from Apple.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:20 2

7. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


That is ironic coming from someone with a ref to a Chinese state and show...considering that their government hacks and steals info and controls people much like apple controls its users.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:25 5

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Don't feed the trolls, children.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:28 1

12. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I had some extra food that I did not want to see wasted :-)

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:33 4

9. Penny (Posts: 1192; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


This seriously has nothing to do with the article. Worthless comment.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:09 4

5. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


this just made my day

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:47 6

10. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I miss my LG E900H Windows Phone ):
Losing that phone at sea was the worst that could have happened /:
I love Android but there's something about Windows Phone that always has me wanting more! ;o

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:56 2

11. eman99 (Posts: 233; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


you mean half the apps are 50,000 nonsense apps!!!!! such a frightful number

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:26

16. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Agree. True....

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 22:25 2

22. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


LOL you must be new here, get back to the kitchen

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 14:39 4

14. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


im loving it. they have all the apps i need well there still missing one a dame real youtube app and google plus app. get off your high horse google and make the f**king apps you cum goblins

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:15 2

15. greatGreekGeek (unregistered)


apps and apps: thy kingdom come. thy will be done. the cellphone world thy ruleth.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:30

17. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Not for long....

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:08 3

18. Iphone4 (unregistered)


Over 100,000 apps dont mean nothing. google play and app stor stoe got over 400,000 + aps and 70% of them are use less. all i can say Wp got nokia thats is a big + point for it.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:45 2

20. Johnnokia (Posts: 523; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Great news for the great Nokia.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 03:09 1

24. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Now only idiots will say windows phone is missing apps... :)

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:39

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


i just heard the news that playstation is going to dominate android... If that is true, windows will concentrate more on xbox to compete... I have a bad feelings that this is a sign of obselete of app... Because most apps are boring (just me) and console game is more fun.
If apps is obselete... Then iphone is in danger...

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