Windows Phone 7 now has 13,000 apps; Angry Birds May 25

On the second day of MIX11 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone 7 app store now has 13,000 applications.

The software giant is adding 1,500 applications a month, including games, social network apps, and everyday use apps. The Windows Phone 7 marketplace is taking off better than some could have expected, with over five million downloads a day.

With the recent partnership with Nokia, where Nokia will drop support for Symbian on their premium handsets for Windows Phone 7, the market place will only improve, as more developers will be able to reach more users worldwide, turning their games and apps into cash.

Microsoft also announced that Angry Birds will be available on the Windows Phone market place on May 25. The company showed off the game during a multitasking demonstration. The game will identical to that of the Android and iOS versions.

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I have yet to buy a single app for my WP7. It's too hard to find anything of value. I hope someday there will be a way to filter out things by keyword. I'm sick of seeing nothing but crapware of prayer reminders and the like. As a developer, how is anyone supposed to find my app?

Limit-Studios said,
Skwerl if you search via Zune directly it makes it alot easier. Although by the looks of the Mango update it should make searching easier

Actually the Mango update is for searching apps you have already downloaded. The NoDo update that was just released includes improved searching within the marketplace. Also helps if you select a sub-category before hitting search.

Northgrove said,
LOL, it's so funny that Angry Birds has become an app store's "seal of approval".
It's sad, but true. I don't know why the media and pretty much everyone else has been making hype about this particular game for so long.

Sure, its fun, but it is nowhere near incredible or revolutionary in any aspect. It seems like we are talking about the Crysis, Halos and other flagship games in consoles/pc.

Northgrove said,
LOL, it's so funny that Angry Birds has become an app store's "seal of approval".

Stranger things have happened.

In the 1980s, the seal of approval for IBM PC clones was Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Byron_Hinson said,
Good news - though why Angry birds has taken this long is strange
agreed, i guess it'll be overpriced too xD

Byron_Hinson said,
Good news - though why Angry birds has taken this long is strange

Angry Birds' Developers decided that they wanted to wait till WP7's marketplace acheived a certain number of apps before they would invest any time developing apps for the platform. Problem is, people like me that have experience Angry Birds on other people's phones. Love the game but I've played it enough now that im over it. I've moved on to other games now.

Byron_Hinson said,
Good news - though why Angry birds has taken this long is strange

At least WP7 users can offer a little thank you to iOS and Android users for funding development for your platform. LOL