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Windows Phone Marketplace up to 90,000 apps

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Windows Phone Marketplace up to 90,000 apps
A large majority of apps in the Marketplace are free

A large majority of apps in the Marketplace are free

WP7Applist.com has been going through the 65 different Windows Phone Marketplaces and so far has found 90,327 unique apps with 12 Marketplaces to go. The reason the number might seem so high is that this is not the usual method used to count apps. Usually, the counter doesn't go through all of the different Marketplaces. 100,000 apps would be quite a psychological benchmark to reach and could spur on developers to keep writing for the platform. In October 2009, Apple's App Store hit the 100,00 app level and one year later to the day, the Android Market hit 100,000 apps. Currently, it is estimated that there are 600,000 apps in the App Store and 500,000 in Google Play Store.

The latest breakdown of the Windows Phone Marketplace by WP7Applist.com shows that 66% of all apps in the Marketplace are free, with 23% being paid apps and 11% listed as a trial. The leading category, with 17% of apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace is "entertainment," with "tools and productivity" a close second with 15% of the pie. "Games" comes in third with a 13% share of the apps in the Marketplace.

source: WP7Applist.com via WMPoweruser

There are now more than 90,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace

There are now more than 90,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace


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posted on 14 May 2012, 18:29 15

1. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


it's not just apps, there are A LOT of quality apps also.

posted on 14 May 2012, 18:38 15

2. Yummy (Posts: 115; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Good job windows.

posted on 14 May 2012, 19:28 14

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


Not bad.....

posted on 14 May 2012, 19:57 5

4. Carlitos (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Oh i thought they were at 90,000 apps like by the beginning of this year. Doing good, job adding apps, but still a far cry at the level Android and IOS are going.

posted on 14 May 2012, 20:06 18

5. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Wow lot ov window haters.

posted on 14 May 2012, 20:30 14

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


they always going to hate

posted on 14 May 2012, 20:49 7

7. CellularNinja (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


haha I don't get why you would hate any platform? It's one thing to not prefer it or not like the way it's interface is or it's functionality. . . But to hate windows becuase you just don't like Microsoft doesn't make any sense. And I'm not a windows lover myself. But I certainly don't agree with people bashing it for the sake of bashing it.

posted on 14 May 2012, 22:15

8. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Seems like the number of apps growing is slowing down. That's not good.

posted on 14 May 2012, 22:24 6

9. x7black7x (Posts: 117; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


no. of apps is growing slowly but they all are quality apps

posted on 14 May 2012, 22:44 6

10. jtech (Posts: 100; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I'm happy for the platform. Hopefully it reaches 150,000 by the end of the year

posted on 14 May 2012, 23:17 4

11. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I'm glad to see Windows Phone progressing, especially in the app department. I'm seriously considering switching from Android to Windows Phone, so I'm hoping Sprint will at least add a WP8 device later this year. I upgrade in December, so here's hoping a Nokia WP gets added. :)

posted on 14 May 2012, 23:39 1

12. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


comeon windows phone, reach 200k soon and you'll be my next darling.

posted on 15 May 2012, 00:39

13. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


are you dependent on apps. what if it reaches 300k, will you marry it?

posted on 15 May 2012, 07:38 1

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


i would i marry it so quick

posted on 15 May 2012, 02:49 3

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Even if there're 1 Millions apps. I would probably use 50 to 100 of them. The most important for me is productivity apps. Somehow good job

posted on 15 May 2012, 04:03 3

15. AndrewRamirez (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


Hmmm.... I'm starting to like Windows Phone because of this.. Keep it up!! I might replace my Android phone in the future with one. :)

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