Windows Phone Marketplace hits 3000 apps

Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace appears to be picking up steam, after the store, today crossed the 3000 app mark.

According to tracking site WP7AppList, there are now 3066 apps available for Windows Phone 7 devices, with an average of 69 apps updated each day. The Marketplace hit 1000 apps on October 25 and that figure had doubled by November 8.

Among the other interesting tidbits offered by the site were: 29% of available apps are free, and for paid apps, the average price is USD$1.47. In the 24 hours to 5AM EST today, 88 apps had been updated and 37 added to the Marketplace.

App development on the fledgling platform is expected to increase following yesterday's release of the Visual Basic for the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Using the tools, developers can build and release to the Marketplace Silverlight applications and games for Windows Phones built in Visual Basic. XNA projects are not yet supported.

Yet despite setting an admirable pace thus far, the Windows Phone Marketplace still has some way to go before coming close to its competitors. Apple's App Store hit 300,000 apps in October, and Google's Android Market crossed the 100,000 mark around the same time.

Official apps are now the only source of software for the Windows Phone platform, after the ChevronWP7 unlocker tool was discontinued, putting a premature end to any Windows Phone 7 homebrew scene.

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when it hits 777 apps, it's news. when it hits 1000, it's news. when it suprasses 12k developers, it's news. when they get 3k apps, it's news.
can we at least agree on what numbers should be reported instead of getting random headlines?

Julius Caro said,
when it hits 777 apps, it's news. when it hits 1000, it's news. when it suprasses 12k developers, it's news. when they get 3k apps, it's news.
can we at least agree on what numbers should be reported instead of getting random headlines?

This is neowin lol. Anything regarding Microsoft's products is top of the news pile irrespective of its deservedness.

Flawed said,

This is neowin lol. Anything regarding Microsoft's products is top of the news pile irrespective of its deservedness.

Should we turn up our attention on apple douchieness or Linux uselessness?

Flawed said,

This is neowin lol. Anything regarding Microsoft's products is top of the news pile irrespective of its deservedness.

1k, 5k, 10k, 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k... okay
but 777, 1k, 3k... lol

Julius Caro said,
when it hits 777 apps, it's news. when it hits 1000, it's news. when it suprasses 12k developers, it's news. when they get 3k apps, it's news.
can we at least agree on what numbers should be reported instead of getting random headlines?

Seems pretty easy to just skip the article if you don't care?

Really wanted to pick one up on T-Mobile but after having my vibrant I will not settle for an inferior screen.

So waiting game until some more handsets get out there.

And curious about the above comment as well.

SaltLife said,
Really wanted to pick one up on T-Mobile but after having my vibrant I will not settle for an inferior screen.

So waiting game until some more handsets get out there.

And curious about the above comment as well.

I have the Samsung Omnia 7 and its the best screen I've used!

duddit2 said,

I have the Samsung Omnia 7 and its the best screen I've used!

How is the speaker? I am considering going with Samsung when the phones come to Verizon, but the speaker in my current Omnia is so horrible that I can't hear people a lot of the time...

presence06 said,
Does WP7 have any good apps yet? All I've heard is WM apps are scarce and or very poor. Just curious.

you could click on the link in the article and see for yourself. pretty much all the main, daily-use apps are there and more are being added.

There's still technically a home-brew scene for students & developers if we want it

But they are really pushing their "don't make apps as cheap as the iPhone" thing :L All the games for example a very expensive compared to their iPhone counterparts. Still, it's a good idea. At least developers won't feel forced to *have* to sell their applications for 79p or risk losing massive amounts of sales >.<

Recon415 said,
Wow. WP7 really hit the ground running.

Yeah, this is really great. I'm definitely going to make a few apps when I get a chance.