Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:54 UTC
Windows "More than 100,000 applications have now been published in the Windows Phone Marketplace and new content is currently being added at the rate of 313 applications per day. At the time of writing, 100,145 applications have been published. Of these, 26,493 were added in the last three months and 9,391 were added in the last month. These applications come from just over 23,825 different publishers." Is there anybody out there who still places any value on these numbers, whether they be for Android, iOS, or WP7? Considering virtually all Android, iOS, and WP7 applications are useless, ugly, buggy crap (with only a few being somewhat tolerable - never actually good, because good software doesn't exist), I honestly don't really care. But hey, another check mark on the list of PR talking points.
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by TemporalBeing on Tue 5th Jun 2012 16:20 UTC
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What's 100,000 apps compared to the millions for Android and iOS? They're way, way behind.

The other question is whether it is sustainable. If those 23,000 publishers are not finding much benefit from the Windows AppStore, then they probably won't follow up with more applications, and the number will plateau if they don't get more publishers.

All said, there's not enough WinPhone/WP7 devices out there to really make it worth it for publishers - each user would have to purchase several apps regularly for them to break even, which users are not necessarily included to do on average, let alone all of them.

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