Windows Phone Marketplace up to 90,000 apps

Windows Phone Marketplace up to 90,000 apps has been going through the 65 different Windows Phone Marketplaces and so far has found 90,327 unique apps with 12 Marketplaces to go. The reason the number might seem so high is that this is not the usual method used to count apps. Usually, the counter doesn't go through all of the different Marketplaces. 100,000 apps would be quite a psychological benchmark to reach and could spur on developers to keep writing for the platform. In October 2009, Apple's App Store hit the 100,00 app level and one year later to the day, the Android Market hit 100,000 apps. Currently, it is estimated that there are 600,000 apps in the App Store and 500,000 in Google Play Store.

The latest breakdown of the Windows Phone Marketplace by shows that 66% of all apps in the Marketplace are free, with 23% being paid apps and 11% listed as a trial. The leading category, with 17% of apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace is "entertainment," with "tools and productivity" a close second with 15% of the pie. "Games" comes in third with a 13% share of the apps in the Marketplace.

source: via WMPoweruser



1. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

it's not just apps, there are A LOT of quality apps also.

2. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Good job windows.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Not bad.....

4. Carlitos

Posts: 680; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Oh i thought they were at 90,000 apps like by the beginning of this year. Doing good, job adding apps, but still a far cry at the level Android and IOS are going.


Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Wow lot ov window haters.

6. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

they always going to hate

7. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

haha I don't get why you would hate any platform? It's one thing to not prefer it or not like the way it's interface is or it's functionality. . . But to hate windows becuase you just don't like Microsoft doesn't make any sense. And I'm not a windows lover myself. But I certainly don't agree with people bashing it for the sake of bashing it.

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Seems like the number of apps growing is slowing down. That's not good.

9. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

no. of apps is growing slowly but they all are quality apps

10. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm happy for the platform. Hopefully it reaches 150,000 by the end of the year

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm glad to see Windows Phone progressing, especially in the app department. I'm seriously considering switching from Android to Windows Phone, so I'm hoping Sprint will at least add a WP8 device later this year. I upgrade in December, so here's hoping a Nokia WP gets added. :)

12. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

comeon windows phone, reach 200k soon and you'll be my next darling.

13. aneelamdani

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

are you dependent on apps. what if it reaches 300k, will you marry it?

16. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i would i marry it so quick

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Even if there're 1 Millions apps. I would probably use 50 to 100 of them. The most important for me is productivity apps. Somehow good job

15. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Hmmm.... I'm starting to like Windows Phone because of this.. Keep it up!! I might replace my Android phone in the future with one. :)

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