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Windows Phone Marketplace leaps past 19,000 apps

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Windows Phone Marketplace leaps past 19,000 apps
It may not have the same impact as learning that the Apple App Store has hit 500,000 total apps, but the rate of growth is just as impressive for the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Marketplace crossed the 19,000 app marker today, which has more than doubled the number of apps in the Marketplace since March 1st.

In fact, as of just 5 days ago, the Marketplace hit the 18,000 app milestone, and has added over 1,500 new apps as of this writing to reach 19,637 total apps. In just the last, 24 hours the Marketplace has added 901 new apps, and looks poised to hit 20,000 apps no later than tomorrow.

Of course, total apps doesn't always tell the whole story as any Android user can attest, but the growth shows dedication from the developer community. The aim is not to hit a magical round number of apps in the store, but to hit a sufficient number of apps so there are no gaping holes in what users need. And, the Marketplace seems to be pushing towards that point.

source: WP7applist

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posted on 27 May 2011, 10:45 3

1. thuglife (unregistered)


Most of the windows apps suck

posted on 27 May 2011, 11:46

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you cant hope a new market to grow premium apps all of a sudden... it takes time

posted on 27 May 2011, 13:05

6. StephenPeeGobs (unregistered)


your kidding. You must have a 2000 version of a mac or something, cuz your clearly in the wrong decade.

posted on 27 May 2011, 17:49 1

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


how bout u actually give a reason before being retarted?

posted on 27 May 2011, 11:57 1

5. threed61 (Posts: 135; Member since: 27 May 2011)


perhaps its time to drop books, wallpapers and pictures from the definition of apps, and count only apps that actually do something.

posted on 27 May 2011, 13:06 1

7. StephenPeeGobs (unregistered)


totally. if that were the case, Apples "APPLICATION Store" would have about 1000 legitimate apps.

posted on 27 May 2011, 17:48 1

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


u people r both stupid... u realize android is the only market that doesnt moniter apps... wp7 and ios both dont let books, wallpapers, and pictures from being apps.. they dont even let ringtones be apps...

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