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Brix: Windows Phone Store doubled in size during 2012; average Windows Phone user has 54 apps

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Dec 2012, 02:05

The Senior Director of Windows Phone Apps, Todd VBrix, said that the Windows Phone Store more than doubled the number of games and apps it has listed to 150,000 and posted over 300,000 app updates; for developers, the addition of in-app purchasing was a major step in getting developers the kind of earnings they have experienced with the iOS and Android platforms...

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posted on 29 Dec 2012, 02:56 6

1. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)

well with windows phone 8 looking the same on every device, i dont think a device like the OG DROID would come out anytime soon. i doubt that the apps on windows phone would grow fast enough to catch apple app store and google play store

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 03:06 7

2. fsnas (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

it's only your opinion!!!

i used to be an Android user (Xperia X10, GS2, HTC Sensation, GS3)

faced a lot of problems and data lost then turned to WP8 and i find it a lot better!!

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 03:19 7

3. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)

well im just looking at numbers as well. MS have been trying to get more WP selling but some how still losing to blackberry which haven't released a new phone in over a year. im not saying that it will fail im just saying i dont see it catching up in the near future

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 07:53

14. zeropants (Posts: 39; Member since: 31 May 2012)

Total market saturation has BlackBerry higher because of previous years. In the last year over year BlackBerry has been dropping and Windows has been growing. Unless BB10 is incredible I don't see Windows losing out on that one.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 10:52

15. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)

software wise bb10 does look good. hardware they're even with WP8 so i think we can see a good battle between the two

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 04:12 6

4. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

One million apps in the istore? Remarkable number, but rather ridiculous if you ask me, i was content with the starting 2k apps on wp7 (yes 7, not 7.5) and i really can not find a use for more than 20ish apps on my phone...

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 07:53

5. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

At least try to seem like reporting this is not a chore as we should all hope to have windows phone become a massive success to widen the playing field beyond that of android and apple.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 07:58

6. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

You dont need more than 50 apps of the essential are: 1 flashlight 2 document editor 3 pdf reader 4 note taker 5 audio recorder 6 scientific calculator 7 dictionary 8 language translator 9 unit converter 10 compass 11 media player 12 screenshot taker 13 image editor 14 weather app 15 news app 16 chat client 17 calendar 18 battery viewer 19 currency converter 20 alarm. The other 30 are either person specific/preference, business essential/enterprise, fun to own/fart apps and good to have/gps locator. All the rest are just happy extras. Games are separate. You can never have too much games!

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 10:01 3

7. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Even though 150,000 apps is a great number it always comes back to not having the same amount as Android or iOS. I've been happy with the app count since WP7 and never understood blog sites constant bashing on App count as if users really use 1 million apps. The essential apps are either coming or already there. Give WP a break on the Apps. Also the Lumia 920 is that hero device you speak of. Just look how they get exclusive apps. Its a great phone and the its the beat phone I've ever owned.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 10:07 6

8. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

out of those 1 million........
i bet a majority were torch apps

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 16:09 2

11. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

and knock-offs of real original apps too, i remember looking for angry birds and having to sort through a couple thousand apps to find the rite one ./S

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 12:37

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Why is it always about quantity? WP doesn't need to catch anyone. Just need a couple dozen popular apps and games that android and ios have.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 12:48

10. Mallouette (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

I have two PC games(NFS Most Wanted and Medal of Honor Warfighter) which I bought last month. I noticed something on the video settings of these games in which you can set it into 320x200,512x384,etc. Why would they do that since PC/Laptops display a high resolution? It could be possible that Microsoft has a plan to port one of these games to Windows Phone and then the rest is history for mobile gaming. I am looking forward to see how WP grows and maybe one day I would care to buy one.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 09:53

12. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

And I got over 100 app installed on my phone

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 15:43

13. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Adroid does have a big lead in terms of it's appz library, but that could also be partly due to Google not bothering to check the integrity of code that is being distributed for it's mobile OS. Android has an infamous reputation for malware, which is not shared by either iOS or WP8 for that matter. In other words, quanity versus security...

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:23

16. zealcrest (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 May 2011)

Yes Apple and Google gloat about the size of there app market but they refuse to tell you how many versions of free tetris that populate there system. I am sure that WP isnt free from this same fault but at the same time I have never downloaded a app that raped my phones OS.

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