On last count, 12 000 developers are working on Windows Phone Marketplace

On last count, 12 000 developers are working on Windows Phone Marketplace
The developers working to make Windows Phone Marketplace a better place for the end consumer are now numbering 12 000 people. That's an astonishing 40% increase over last month, hinting that the stated fears that Windows Phone 7 won't be able to fight its OS foes in the application department are most likely not true on the long run.

The developers who were first to request Windows Phone 7 certification for their applications have already produced hundreds of apps and it's fair to say that with 12 000 developers working on the project, Windows Phone 7's Marketplace will encounter a rapid expand in the coming months.

Just to remind you, the first Windows Phone 7 devices are arriving on November 8th in the States, while the early signs from Europe are that Microsoft's new OS is up and running.

And now the big question – do you think that Windows Phone 7 will make it to the top? It seems likely that with so many developers Windows Phone Marketplace won't be a place short of apps in the near future. And, that aside, when it comes to apps, it's a common knowledge that it's better to have 500 good apps than 100 000 meaningless ones.

source: Fierce Developer


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