Windows Store passed 40,000 apps today, growth moderating

Windows Store passed 40,000 apps today, growth moderating
Microsoft predicted there will be a 100, 000 apps in the Windows Store by February, in the first three months after the launch of Windows 8/RT. It doesn't seem to be materializing this way, but the initial app growth has been impressive nonetheless.

The app growth slowdown seems to be the culprit here, as initially more than 400 apps were added daily, whereas now we are at about 150 according to MetroStore Scanner.

Thus, today is the day when the Windows Store hit the 40, 000 apps mark, with 158 apps above that threshold, to be precise, which is a bit short of what Microsoft was expecting, but still an impressive growth nonetheless, compared to all other application stores in the three months after their initial launch. 

With all the gear carrying Windows 8/RT that's been announced at CES and about to get into user's hands soon, developers might step up their efforts, and we see the 100, 000 mark crossed by the fall.

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22 Comments

1. Adithya7184 unregistered

only 40000 apps...and still some mad people choose WP....

2. Shadow_Assassin

Posts: 11; Member since: May 30, 2012

don't know who you talking about but what I know now is you can't even differentiate between WP and Windows 8/RT

9. Adithya7184 unregistered

i know that WP RT is specially made for tablets..i know WP mobile store has 125000 apps...But, does it has MC4??? or FIFA 13?? or NFS MW??? and PA doesn't even predict best apps for that platform...WP is nothing against android and ios...

11. Shadow_Assassin

Posts: 11; Member since: May 30, 2012

that does not support your first comment at all.

12. wendygarett unregistered

At least win 8 pro can play dota :p

14. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

and will cost you double the price of RT

3. c1pher

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

windows store, not windows phone. and it's up to people's choice to choose their own OS, who are you to judge?

4. Sarajevo

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

I think this is not relateted to Windows Phone but Windows. WP reached 125000 apps a couple months ago...

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

Dear retard , please read the article again . Thank you for your cooperation

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ROFL to the bones

8. wendygarett unregistered

Hehehehehehe failed :p

10. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

So you are using 500,000 apps?

20. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

i agree!!! not all apps made by other platform can be use simultaneously!!!

13. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

bb10 is better than wp8............more apps , mooore perfomance !!

16. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

you r saying this even before BB10's launch ...that's strange... you must be a astrologer .......LOL

5. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

We will probably see it sooner than that but still its a major accomplishment for something so new.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

RT is a fail , hopefully the 7" RT BLUE might have some success

15. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

What's with all the complains on app count? Yes it sucks to have less apps than competitors, but Windows 8 is not even half a year old, what do you expect? Is every new OS doomed to be picked apart for not having a catalogue of 800,000 apps at launch?

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes these brain_dead_droids think app add up over night they must have production factory to ad 100k apps in one day

19. mclifford81

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

I will go about this completely unbiased. First and foremost I have owned in the past year a iphone 4,4s,5 as well as an sgs3 and an HTC dna and a HTC 8x. Out of all the phones and operating systems on them I can say without hesitation that Windows Mobile is the easiest and most importantly responsive os to date on a mobile device. Now that aside the main issue is the app market here and I will focus on that for the remainder of this message. The app market you have to look at as a result of being a child beginning to learn how to ride a bike. Slow initially but with time and effort will be fully equipped to ride along with the more advanced riders over time. I I have been contacting major developers for some of the more popular apps out there such as instagram, square payment, Pandora, etc. Pandora has already announced that they plan to release a Windows Mobile app and give a year subscription for free exclusively for Windows Mobile Phones. Square is less receptive and has stayed at this time there is no development planned. Instagram has also said that they are working on something. So as you can see its a slow start but you must learn to crawl before you walk. The more Windows Mobile gets out there the more the app development will progress so this is just an example of weak marketing and advertising. Give Windows some time and then see what happens.

21. doesitmatter

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

FYI it took Apple's equivalent of windows store just over a year to hit 10,000 apps according to isource.com/2012/05/01/mac-app-store-hit-10000-app​s-last-week-how-many-have-you-bought-2/

22. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

windows store? windows RT store?

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