Windows Phone Marketplace hits 25 000 applications, Microsoft still gunning for quality

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 25 000 applications, Microsoft still gunning for quality
Microsoft said when launching its Windows Phone 7 Marketplace app store, that it will try to get the essentials first, then focus on qualtity, not quantity, banning the so-called "bulk apps", which are very similar titles from one and the same or even different developers, which plague iOS and Android.

This strategy is not always working, for example with RSS feed readers, but there is indeed an influx of popular apps these days being made available for Microsoft's nascent platform like Kik Messenger or GoWalla. and even some exclusives like AmazonFresh. It's been less than a year since the WP7 introduction, and we are now at the 25 000 mark, with the last 5000 taking only a month or so.

Granted, the developer's attention got focused towards WP7 when the news about Nokia Windows Phones broke, but still, Microsoft now boasts 40 000 registered developers and 100 apps submitted daily. With that tempo, when Nokia Sea Ray hits in the fall, the Marketplace might have passed the 40 000 mark.

via WPCentral



1. Seylan unregistered

I really hope that Sea Ray is just a prototype(non production type), or a mid-range handset, because the specs of it don't impress, and would be a 'so-so' flagship for Nokia. We can confirm it has the same camera as the N9. NO 12mp! The design is almost identical, which is like what HTC does with their phones(make all of them look similar). Single Core, 2nd gen-snap-dragon, when the 3rd gen is alreasy out, and the 4th gen is coming out year end. I'm not sure about the screen. It also probably the same as the N9.(854x480 amoled) The extra 54 pixels wouldn't be an issue in app-terms for Windows phone. Nokia need to compete with Apple with screen resolution. Its about time it meets its match. I'm hoping that they will release a super phone that looks like the concept they should us a few months ago. Pray, 1280x720 AMOLED, 4"

2. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I feel the same way brother.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It seems 2012 may be the year of Windows phones. As far as I can tell, ain't no new devices rolling out until Mango is up and on the go. Nokia may be first, but they have said all along next year will be the watershed year for the W7 devices coming hot and heavy. This Sea Ray may be mid tier, but hopefully next year will bear a ton of good fruit from the Nokia/W7 seeds.

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

cant agreee more... i have been testing mango and it is extremely nice... if samsung makes a mango galaxy II lik is rumored, the nokia phones come to the us, and htc makes that beautiful eternity, i think they will gain a lot of new users...

4. Jeromeo1980 unregistered

Wait, you said in your title they were focusing on "Quality", but you said in your article "Quantity". Which was correct?!

5. HARIS KHAN unregistered

nice mobaile and very simpel esy to use.and so soft tuch i like it.thanks

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good to see windows isn't taking the android strategy and is going for quality

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i know.. thank god they are...

7. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Ms do quality apps. You stand a chance with that. Android apps are mostly s**t! It is going to kill android. Its been 8 months since i had android and i see their apps still suck. My iphone app apps are so much better than my sgt10.1 apps!

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