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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 60,000 apps

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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 60,000 apps
It was only a few weeks ago that Microsoft hit the 50,000 app milestone. Only 25 days later, the Windows Phone Marketplace is celebrating the availability of 60,000 apps. Overall, a third of the entire store has been added in the past 90 days.

That says a lot for the growth of Windows Phone. While they still aren’t at the level, both quality and quantity wise, of iOS and Android, this steady progress is great news for early Windows Phone 7 adopters that want to see the platform succeed.

The other great news about these apps is that there isn’t just garbage, spam apps. There have been quite a few quality apps receiving great feedback in the last 10,000 releases. It has been rumored that all the “top 25 apps” will be released in the first and second quarters of 2012. If that comes to fruition, Windows Phone could find itself in a great position in 2012.

With it taking 40 days to go from 40K to 50K, and just 25 days to go from 50K to 60K, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues, if and how fast Windows Phone Marketplace can catch up to the competition.

source: Neowin

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posted on 22 Jan 2012, 15:00 10

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


windows phone is actually a good os, glad to see its geting some apps

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 15:19 8

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


Damn! The WP Marketplace is growing very rapidly! My prediction is that by the end of 2012, it'll break the 100,000 apps barrier. That's unless the Mayans are right.

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 15:55 1

4. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


It is getting around 10,000 apps a month. I'd say by May, it will have 100,000 or more. But I could be wrong... In fact I think I am. lol

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 15:10

18. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Yeah, I just hope that most of these apps, aren't worthless. I have WP7 on my HD2, and I have noticed a slew of garbage being added. Yet, there are also great ones available. Just keep those coming! (And pandora if you please!)

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 15:26 7

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


"While they ( WP7 apps) still aren’t at the level, both quality and quantity wise, of iOS and Android..."

I can't speak for iOS but I've had a android phones for a couple years and their app market is large but 'quality' is definitely not a adjective i'd ever use to describe it. There are plenty of great apps but just as many crap apps.

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 17:00 8

6. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


That is exactly what I wanted to point out, quantity ok, but quality?! I think Windows Phone has one of the best quality apps out there, but I will agree that iOS has better apps.

Great to see this platform grow, I really want to see it becomes successful.

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 18:20 6

9. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dont know when the last time u used android market was, but its filled with quality apps. they all are.

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 18:43 3

10. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sorry, I meant to thumbs-up you...

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 16:10 5

5. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


And agian good job Microsoft

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 17:30 6

7. Moimalo (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


WP7 is in the game with the bests. Bravo!

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 17:33 7

8. apokalipsa (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


we must help windows phone !!!!
windows phone is simply perfect OS :) :)

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 18:55 3

11. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I own an ipad and an android phone. I tried windows phone and it seems to have combined both OS's.its smooth and simple. We should help support them.

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 18:58 1

12. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


As an Android user, there are a lot of great apps in Market, but there are a lot more junk. I don't know about the iOS App Store, but with such a huge number, I'd guess there are a lot of junk apps too. I am now also a WP7 user so what excites me more about the article is not the "hits 60,000 Apps" part but the '“top 25 apps” will be released' part!

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 21:29

13. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Amazing feet I would say. Some flaws. Most are 3rd party repeatative apps.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 00:00 1

14. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


You know, there are alot great official apps on Android and iOS. There isn't many on WP. A great one i saw on Android was Turbotax! Thumb me down all you want but it's true WP need more official aps and not just 3rd party!!!

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 15:11

19. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Exactly, once more big dogs commit to making apps for this, we are in business.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 01:09 1

15. wp7tribes (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


people who want to help windows phone you could simply help out by buying a phone or becoming app developer :)

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 08:45

16. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Congratulations Windows! only 590,000 more to go if you want to catch up!

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 08:47

17. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


which app market has 650k apps again?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:58

20. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 813; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


As if this was not mentioned before... I am an Android user as well as a WP user, and the quality of apps on WP platform is almsot always higher than that of the Android market.

There may be more random apps on Android platform, but WP pretty much has all the bases covered.

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