After Windows Phone 8 launch, Microsoft says app downloads and developer revenue have doubled

After Windows Phone 8 launch, Microsoft says app downloads and developer revenue have doubled
A tweet from Todd Brix, Senior Director, Windows Phone Apps Team reveals some positive news from the Windows Phone 8 camp involving the Windows Phone Marketplace. Since last month's launch of Windows Phone 8 flavored handsets, the number of apps downloaded has doubled. That's good news, but even better for developers is that developer revenue has doubled at the same time.

While it's unknown if the comparisons are sequential (month vs. prior month) or annual (year-over-year), the figures have to be getting those on the WP team in Redmond excited. The numbers indicate strong demand for apps on the Windows Phone 8 platform.You might recall that lack of a strong applications marketplace was one of the reasons why the Palm Pre didn't take off following an exciting introduction at CES 2009.

If more developers are inspired to write for Windows Phone 8 by the possibility of financial gain, it could help the Windows Phone Marketplace close the gap between it and the Apple App Store and Android flavored Google Play Store.

source: @ToddBrix, WindowsPhoneDaily via WMPoweruser

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19 Comments

1. Padmasali

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Congratulations for that... And accepting more positive report about WP8...

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Yay you, WP!!!!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Nice :)

3. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

MS want to attract some developer communities by showing some of meat.Nothing else!!!

5. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And thats bad?

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so u dont want them to attract developers and same time u guys cry out it dont have much apps online seriously how do you guys live with yourselves

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Unsure what you're trying to say, "showing some of meat?".

4. Padmasali

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

But, Space of the update to WP8 of Existing Apps and Games are slow... and still Promised Games for WP8 are not available yet... Overall Looking forward to progress of Windows Store...

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

they are just teenage in the competition, lets just wait when they will become mature..

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think it's more mature in terms of optimization and performance wise.

14. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

And interface wise! Their homescreen is seriously amazing!! But I still want them to add some missing features... then WP8 will truly win me

8. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

this would be a great time to make a phone thats similar to the orinal Xperia (controller button slide out) to take advantage of the microsoft live support and give microsoft a way transfer into the handheld video game system market.. Never understood why sony didn't let you download and play PSP games on that phone.

10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

all thanks to nokia lumia!!! so microsoft... if you want WP to be relevant, dont you dare turn your back on nokia!

11. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

this is partly due to nokia's effort. now hurry up and get apps into the store ms and repay nokia.

16. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Repay Nokia? Nokia should repay MS for helping them keep afloat.

17. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lets not forget the advantage MS is taking from Nokia, Nokia maps, some of Nokia's patents, Nokia's hard work to set themselves apart from competition, and to push WP more mainstream, they should get more love from Microsoft

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

You know MS paying Nokia $1million per year right?

12. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Great to see good news for Windows Phone!

19. itguyinto

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

What's 2 times nothing ? Still nothing ?

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