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Windows Marketplace now has approximately 71,000 apps to choose from

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Windows Marketplace now has approximately 71,000 apps to choose from
Still well behind the Apple App Store and the Android Market, Windows Marketplace is now up to an app count of 70,784. Each day, roughly 250 apps are being added to the store. Last year, an average 91 apps per day were added showing the increasing acceptance of the platform by developers. In the last 90 days alone, 28,503 apps were added. The total added in the last 30 days is 6,936 apps. On January 22nd, the Marketplace hit the 60,000 app mark while the 50,000 app plateau was reached on December 27th. At the current pace, the 100,000 app benchmark will be hit in early July. That takes into account a slowdown that has seen the average number of new apps added drop from 375 in January to its current pace.

Not every app is available everywhere. For example, of the nearly 71,000 apps in the Marketplace, 59,687 can be downloaded in the U.S., 57,000 in the U.K., 54.399 in France and 52,346 in India. If the quality of apps can be determined by the number of times an app is rated, than the quality of the inventory in the Marketplace is getting better. Looking at the UK marketplace, 8.5% of the listed apps have been rated 5 or more times compared with 6.6% 6 weeks ago.

The largest category of apps in the Windows Marketplace are "Entertainment" apps with 18% of the total followed by "Tools/Productivity" at  14%, "Games" at 13% and  "Books and Reference" at 12%. The top four make up 47% of apps in the Windows Marketplace. A vast majority of apps in the online store, 65%, are free while 24% require you to buy them. The remaining 11% are paid apps with a free trial.

For the Windows Marketplace to become a challenger to the Android Market and the App Store, there will need to be more acceptance of the platform overall by smartphone buyers. Back in late 2009, before it was launched, no one could have predicted the impact the Motorola DROID would have on the Android OS and thus the Android Market. That type of dramatic impact in a handset is what Windows Phone needs.

source: AAWP via WMPoweruser

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Breakdown of Windows Marketplace

Breakdown of Windows Marketplace


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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:53 2

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 422; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Interesting!!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:56 9

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Its great to see that the BEST phone OS is getting some love.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:14 1

3. andro. (Posts: 1962; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its just a pity that the majority of the free apps and games are terrible almost like origional nes games graphically.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:36 4

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


do you have a windows phone? or have u not actually tried said apps

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:04

9. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


i think some people speak from simply not knowing.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:40

8. snowgator (Posts: 3260; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Andro apparently has become the Anti-Windows blogger for P.A. The next open minded thing he will say about WP will be the first thing. He works in a store which has sold like 9 million Android phones, and no WP ever, which of course means be is an expert on all things WP.

Ahhh, Sarcasm. It ain't just for breakfast anymore.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:18 6

4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Everybody are CRAZY to get a windows phone cause its rare and unique compare to others.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 13:09 1

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


I love windows phone 7. When it gets a bit more mature I won't mind taking it for a spin. Props to microsoft for actually making something that is good.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:05

7. vishalvenky (Posts: 40; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


hope these apps suit apollo. apollo is gonna be one hell of a OS from Microsoft. remember it supports MULTI-CORE

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