Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far

Over 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far
As we’ve seen throughout the industry, apps have become a perennial force in dictating a specific platform’s success or demise. In fact, it’s what continues to drive our smartphones to their limits, and more importantly, adding extra functionality we wouldn’t even sometimes fathom seeing.

Well, it looks like the Windows Phone camp is seeing some recognition as it appears as though Microsoft’s mobile platform has just surpassed the 100,000 apps mark. Specifically, a report from All About Windows Phone mentions that there have been 100,145 apps published to the Windows Phone Marketplace so far, which is a considerable feat knowing that Apple and Google took 16 and 24 months respectively to reach the 100,000 apps milestones.

Interestingly enough, the 100,145 figure isn’t the exact number for the amount of apps currently available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Rather, it’s found that 10,357 are no longer there – due to being withdrawn by the Redmond based company or simply by the developer. Moreover, another 1,492 are in limbo, or staging, which means they are either waiting for an update, in beta, or some other unknown reason.

Therefore, the currently tally for available apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace stands at 88,371. Indeed, it’s not a bad figure, even more when it took 14 months to reach the 50,000 apps mark, and another 5 months after that to reach its current tally of 100,000.

source: All About Windows Phone via Daily Mobile



1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Even though 100,000 isn't the exact number just like the article stated, the growth rate of the Marketplace is still pretty amazing.

13. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Indeed...but the only thing that can sustain that growth is adaptation. Developers will only place apps where they can make money. Hopefully this will be WP8's chance.

19. MajesticTroll

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

OnLy 100,000? Apple has 100 million!

21. guildsa654

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

wait wut??

23. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I like apple and everything but calm the **** down

2. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Awesome news, now bring me some sexy Windows Phone 8... phones!

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Saying Windows Phone 8 phones is such a mouthful!

6. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

i think Nokia will make the sexyest Windows Phone again (Prodigy) ...

4. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Tiles are original unlike Google resort to copying from Apple.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is ironic coming from someone with a ref to a Chinese state and show...considering that their government hacks and steals info and controls people much like apple controls its users.

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Don't feed the trolls, children.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I had some extra food that I did not want to see wasted :-)

9. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

This seriously has nothing to do with the article. Worthless comment.

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

this just made my day

10. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I miss my LG E900H Windows Phone ): Losing that phone at sea was the worst that could have happened /: I love Android but there's something about Windows Phone that always has me wanting more! ;o

11. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

you mean half the apps are 50,000 nonsense apps!!!!! such a frightful number


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree. True....

22. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

LOL you must be new here, get back to the kitchen

14. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

im loving it. they have all the apps i need well there still missing one a dame real youtube app and google plus app. get off your high horse google and make the f**king apps you cum goblins

15. greatGreekGeek unregistered

apps and apps: thy kingdom come. thy will be done. the cellphone world thy ruleth.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Not for long....

18. Iphone4 unregistered

Over 100,000 apps dont mean nothing. google play and app stor stoe got over 400,000 + aps and 70% of them are use less. all i can say Wp got nokia thats is a big + point for it.

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Great news for the great Nokia.

24. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Now only idiots will say windows phone is missing apps... :)

25. wendygarett unregistered

i just heard the news that playstation is going to dominate android... If that is true, windows will concentrate more on xbox to compete... I have a bad feelings that this is a sign of obselete of app... Because most apps are boring (just me) and console game is more fun. If apps is obselete... Then iphone is in danger...

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