Two weeks ago we reported
that Windows Marketplace had hit a milestone of 5,000 apps available. Since then, Microsoft's application store has added 1,000 new apps for a total of 6,000. According to WP7AppLis, 116 new apps are added each day on average, with a mean price of $2.34. Unlike the Android Market where the majority of apps are free, 71% of the downloads on Windows Marketplace will require you to dig into your wallet. Games are the biggest category at 23% of the apps in Windows Marketplace. 14% are tools with 11% listed as entertainment.
Yes, an addition of 1,000 apps in a two week period may not sound overwhelming, but it is a 20% increase. If the Android Market had a 20% increase in the listing of its apps, that would represent a addition of 40,000 apps in just 2 weeks.