Windows Store passed 40,000 apps today, growth moderating
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 29, 2013, 2:37 AM
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.
only 40000 apps...and still some mad people choose WP....
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 2:58 AM 3
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don't know who you talking about but what I know now is you can't even differentiate between WP and Windows 8/RT
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:08 AM 15
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...
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:38 AM 1
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So you are using 500,000 apps?
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:45 AM 5
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bb10 is better than wp8............more apps , mooore perfomance !!
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 4:16 AM 0
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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?
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 4:43 AM 1
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.
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 7:35 AM 2
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