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Windows Store passed 40,000 apps today, growth moderating

0. phoneArena 29 Jan 2013, 02:37 posted on

Today is the day when the Windows Store hit the 40, 000 apps mark, with 158 apps above that threshold, to be precise, which is a bit short of what Microsoft was expecting, but still an impressive growth nonetheless, compared to all other application stores in the three months after their initial launch.

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:58 3

1. Adithya7184 (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


only 40000 apps...and still some mad people choose WP....

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:08 15

2. Shadow_Assassin (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 May 2012)


don't know who you talking about but what I know now is you can't even differentiate between WP and Windows 8/RT

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:38 1

9. Adithya7184 (Posts: 304; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


i know that WP RT is specially made for tablets..i know WP mobile store has 125000 apps...But, does it has MC4??? or FIFA 13?? or NFS MW??? and PA doesn't even predict best apps for that platform...WP is nothing against android and ios...

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:48 5

11. Shadow_Assassin (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 May 2012)


that does not support your first comment at all.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:04 2

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


At least win 8 pro can play dota :p

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:28

14. cezarepc (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


and will cost you double the price of RT

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:09 10

3. c1pher (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


windows store, not windows phone. and it's up to people's choice to choose their own OS, who are you to judge?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:10 5

4. Sarajevo (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


I think this is not relateted to Windows Phone but Windows. WP reached 125000 apps a couple months ago...

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:24 8

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Dear retard , please read the article again . Thank you for your cooperation

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:20

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1802; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ROFL to the bones

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:24 8

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


Hehehehehehe failed :p

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:45 5

10. DOUBLE_BASS (Posts: 44; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


So you are using 500,000 apps?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:52

20. luabin (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


i agree!!! not all apps made by other platform can be use simultaneously!!!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:16

13. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


bb10 is better than wp8............more apps , mooore perfomance !!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:03 1

16. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


you r saying this even before BB10's launch ...that's strange...

you must be a astrologer .......LOL

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:13

5. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


We will probably see it sooner than that but still its a major accomplishment for something so new.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:13

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


RT is a fail , hopefully the 7" RT BLUE might have some success

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:43 1

15. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


What's with all the complains on app count? Yes it sucks to have less apps than competitors, but Windows 8 is not even half a year old, what do you expect? Is every new OS doomed to be picked apart for not having a catalogue of 800,000 apps at launch?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:22

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1802; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yes these brain_dead_droids think app add up over night they must have production factory to ad 100k apps in one day

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:35 2

19. mclifford81 (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


I will go about this completely unbiased. First and foremost I have owned in the past year a iphone 4,4s,5 as well as an sgs3 and an HTC dna and a HTC 8x. Out of all the phones and operating systems on them I can say without hesitation that Windows Mobile is the easiest and most importantly responsive os to date on a mobile device. Now that aside the main issue is the app market here and I will focus on that for the remainder of this message. The app market you have to look at as a result of being a child beginning to learn how to ride a bike. Slow initially but with time and effort will be fully equipped to ride along with the more advanced riders over time. I I have been contacting major developers for some of the more popular apps out there such as instagram, square payment, Pandora, etc. Pandora has already announced that they plan to release a Windows Mobile app and give a year subscription for free exclusively for Windows Mobile Phones. Square is less receptive and has stayed at this time there is no development planned. Instagram has also said that they are working on something. So as you can see its a slow start but you must learn to crawl before you walk. The more Windows Mobile gets out there the more the app development will progress so this is just an example of weak marketing and advertising. Give Windows some time and then see what happens.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:23 1

21. doesitmatter (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


FYI it took Apple's equivalent of windows store just over a year to hit 10,000 apps according to isource.com/2012/05/01/mac-app-store-hit-10000-app​s-last-week-how-many-have-you-bought-2/

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:01

22. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


windows store? windows RT store?

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