Windows Phone Marketplace hits 80,000 published apps

 

The Windows Phone Marketplace was a late bloomer in the app store story but that doesn’t mean that it is lacking in applications. According to AllAboutWindowsPhone.com, the Marketplace has surpassed 80,000 published apps and is adding new applications at a rate of 340 apps per day.

The current landscape consists of 20.3K publishers and a little over 29K apps were added in Q1 of 2012. It should be noted that 80K apps is the number of applications that have been published and may not represent the total number of apps available to all users. This is because 9500 apps have been removed from the Marketplace by Microsoft or have been withdrawn by the publisher.

Additionally, some apps are region defined which means that depending on your location, you may be restricted from accessing some applications.

The application submission rate has been on the rise with the current rate being 340 apps per day which is an increase over February’s submission rate of 250 per day; although it is down slightly from January. Also, the current marketplace consists of 67% of the apps being free, 10% being paid but have a free trial and 22% being paid only.

While it is great to see that the Windows Phone Marketplace is filling out its clothing, there are still notable applications such as Mint, Draw Something, Scrabble, Pandora, LinkedIn, Flipboard and the list goes on that are still absent from the store.

With the launch of the Lumia 900 only a couple days away, Microsoft and Nokia are hoping for a major boost to the user base to help expand the marketshare Windows Phone commands. With a greater marketshare, developers will be keen to create applications in parallel with iOS and Android to help create parity for their users across all mobile ecosystems. 

Additional Marketplace statistics can be found here.

Image Credit: All About Windows Phone

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I think it is time for Microsoft to focus on QUALITY, not quantity of apps in their markeptplace. Seriously, the amount of junk you find when browsing the marketpace is out of this world.

pmdci said,
I think it is time for Microsoft to focus on QUALITY, not quantity of apps in their markeptplace. Seriously, the amount of junk you find when browsing the marketpace is out of this world.

Microsoft's own developer talks PROMOTE developers to create SPAM useless apps. They tell developers that they'll make more money by making 20 quick apps instead of one really great app.

That's literally what they said at the developer event on my university campus. What a joke! I find that disgraceful that they support people releasing crappy apps.

andrewbares said,

Microsoft's own developer talks PROMOTE developers to create SPAM useless apps. They tell developers that they'll make more money by making 20 quick apps instead of one really great app.

That's literally what they said at the developer event on my university campus. What a joke! I find that disgraceful that they support people releasing crappy apps.

If this is true, then it is a total shame. Windows Phone is a great OS and the hardware I've seen so far for it is also great. They have everything to be a top smartphone leader. The problem now is MSFT's sheer arrogance with their marketplace policies.

No offcial Yahoo! Messenger software so far, only from 3rd party which are ugly & faulty, I was expecting more... especially because it's a windows platform.

SubZenit said,
No offcial Yahoo! Messenger software so far, only from 3rd party which are ugly & faulty, I was expecting more... especially because it's a windows platform.

Most of the people dont want yahoo. People chat on facebook or skype. Facebook chat is built-in and skype is in beta phase.

tuneslover said,

Most of the people dont want yahoo. People chat on facebook or skype. Facebook chat is built-in and skype is in beta phase.

You're telling him that he should give up what he likes just because he owns a Windows Phone? That is surly ridiculous.

He should also stop using his current bank since his bank probably doesn't have an app for Windows Phone too.

andrewbares said,

You're telling him that he should give up what he likes just because he owns a Windows Phone? That is surly ridiculous.

He should also stop using his current bank since his bank probably doesn't have an app for Windows Phone too.

No I don't. I just want him to try better things (Skype & Windows Live).

I'm tired of people saying that WP needs the 'me too' apps, citing apps whose developers have already said they've passed on the Windows Phone opportunity.

With the not-so-secret advertising campaign about to launch where 'like' apps are prominently featured where their me too counterparts are absent is going to fill this void.

What APP developers need to start doing is somehow figure out how to allow paid users to switch platforms without incurring additional cost.

That will be a huge win for the first app dev to start offering such a feature.

Uh oh, positive news for a Microsoft product. Quick, get the haters and find something negative to say, Oh wait, i see you guys are already on it, carry on.

Volume means nothing. Search any iTunes category and by the 2nd or third page its mainly garbage.

Developers claim not having access to OS at a low enough level but any of the larger devs can and do get access through MS. I find it ridiculous that devs are complaining about WP7 but still developing for BB.

The number of apps may be growing, but I just feel I am missing out on some of the apps I need (ex: my bank has an IOS and Android app which is actually pretty useful). As much as I love the way things work on WP7, the lack of apps is my main issue with WP and will be the reason I will be going back to android in the coming months

georgevella said,
The number of apps may be growing, but I just feel I am missing out on some of the apps I need (ex: my bank has an IOS and Android app which is actually pretty useful). As much as I love the way things work on WP7, the lack of apps is my main issue with WP and will be the reason I will be going back to android in the coming months

Exactly. WP7 misses out on all those cool apps that enhance your life.

Also, WP7 misses out on social gaming. My friend tells me I should play Draw Something with her. I "can't because I have a Windows Phone"

While it is great to see that the Windows Phone Marketplace is filling out its clothing, there are still notable applications such as Mint, Draw Something, Scrabble, Pandora, LinkedIn, Flipboard and the list goes on that are still absent from the store.

So true. App numbers don't matter unless their iOS and Android counterparts are there of the same quality.

Pandora exists but as unofficial apps, still works exactly the same so I don't see the big deal about having an official app. It has WordFeud which is pretty much Scrabble (and available for iOS, Android, Blackberry etc). LinkedIn is built into the OS so you don't need an app.

Razorfolds said,
Pandora exists but as unofficial apps, still works exactly the same so I don't see the big deal about having an official app. It has WordFeud which is pretty much Scrabble (and available for iOS, Android, Blackberry etc). LinkedIn is built into the OS so you don't need an app.

You may not but the countless blogs and news site say otherwise. So in reality your voice doesn't matter. When a potential new subsriber sees this, they are not looking at your lonely comment but the ACTUAL stories on the tech sites.

Nice try, but maybe you can start a site. Maybe somebody will try to see it your way.

Oh yeah of course, 6 billion people in the world actually read Neowin.net or Engadget. And they won't just go to the appstore and search for Pandora where they'll find at least 3 apps. No of course not, the first thing they'll do is go to neowin and search for WP7 Pandora

And if they went to google and searched for it: http://www.google.com/search?s...=UTF-8&q=pandora+on+wp7

Oh look, MetroRadio and Radio Controlled right up there in the top links.

Does it connect to Pandora's streaming radio? yes it does. Does it work just like an official app would? Yes it does. Is it free? Yes it is.

Quit your trolling, seriously that was just a pathetic attempt.

Razorfolds said,
Quit your trolling, seriously that was just a pathetic attempt.

I'm sorry you see it that way. But the countless blogs and tech sites happen to agree with my point of view or is it I agree with them. So in fact the pathetic attempt is your reaching. Please show me in any story posted on any major site that says the app store is really not a problem because of what you said.

You have a wonderful night now. I apologize that you feel wounded by my comment but I'm only repeating what most say. Please don't let my comment as well as what many sites say get you down. Life is too short to get angry so easily and resorting to pointless name calling.

UndergroundWire said,

I'm sorry you see it that way. But the countless blogs and tech sites happen to agree with my point of view or is it I agree with them. So in fact the pathetic attempt is your reaching. Please show me in any story posted on any major site that says the app store is really not a problem because of what you said.


Is the app store missing some apps? Sure it is, so was androids app store at one point of time. And just like Android it will get those apps.

The WP7 app store, HOWEVER, is not missing Pandora or LinkedIn which was my point. Pandora exists, and it works just fine and LinkedIn is baked into the OS making an app pointless.

UndergroundWire said,

I'm sorry you see it that way. But the countless blogs and tech sites happen to agree with my point of view or is it I agree with them. So in fact the pathetic attempt is your reaching. Please show me in any story posted on any major site that says the app store is really not a problem because of what you said.

You have a wonderful night now. I apologize that you feel wounded by my comment but I'm only repeating what most say. Please don't let my comment as well as what many sites say get you down. Life is too short to get angry so easily and resorting to pointless name calling.

Oh look, the resident WP troll is back with more incompetent FUD. As has been pointed out to you, there are apps that allow you to connect to Pandora just fine. All you can do is argue that there's no official app and try to imply that WP can't connect to Pandora, when the lack of an official app completely irrelevant and your implication is nonsense as usual when there are other free apps that provide identical functionality.

Your weak and pathetic fanboy trolling attempt trying to say that other people's voice "don't matter" when anyone with a more than a single-digit brain cell count (which apparently doesn't include you) can see for themselves that WP connects to Pandora just fine is failing, as usual. Trying to spread FUD about the quality of WP apps doesn't work when you have your Slowoid apps that drain battery, force close, lag, "application not responding", turn your phone into a toaster by sucking all your dual/quad-core CPU cycles, are copycat apps, or are downright malware. It's no wonder that Slowoid is the only mobile OS that needs antivirus scanners, memory managers, and apps just to kill other apps. You really should learn what to troll about and what not to; all your attempts at spreading FUD have done, without fail, is to backfire on your Slowoid.

Edited by xeleraph, Apr 5 2012, 5:24am :

Razorfolds said,

Is the app store missing some apps? Sure it is, so was androids app store at one point of time. And just like Android it will get those apps.

The WP7 app store, HOWEVER, is not missing Pandora or LinkedIn which was my point. Pandora exists, and it works just fine and LinkedIn is baked into the OS making an app pointless.


Ah, but you see I never mentioned a particular app did I? Read back and you will see I said APPs. Yup, no specific mentions here. That's great if you were only interested in LinkedIn and Pandora but guess what, that's not something that completes a smartphone. But hey, you want to get specific now, OK. Look at today's trending games. Angry Birds Space, Draw Something, Words With Friends. They are all missing from the Windows Phone Marketplace. That is limiting the platform.

xeleraph said,
...

You are always so cranky. Diaper rash? Why is your phone a religion to you? Why are you stalking me lately?

You get so hurt so easily. Lighten up. God forbid, you may live longer. You may continue your childish rant, but I won't respond to you like I did before (sorry, I'm sure you feel some sort of attachment to me). But you already got one thread closed down, I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN! Clearly you have some sort of "goal" in you mind that is counter productive. I don't want any part of your childish games.

Have a nice day

Edited by UndergroundWire, Apr 5 2012, 10:08am :

UndergroundWire said,

You are always so cranky. Diaper rash? Why is your phone a religion to you? Why are you stalking me lately?

You get so hurt so easily. Lighten up. God forbid, you may live longer. You may continue your childish rant, but I won't respond to you like I did before (sorry, I'm sure you feel some sort of attachment to me). But you already got one thread closed down, I WON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN! Clearly you have some sort of "goal" in you mind that is counter productive. I don't want any part of your childish games.

Have a nice day <img src="http://www.neowin.net/forum/st...cons/default/smile.gif"; alt="" />

I'm sorry, but you're the one spreading lies, FUD, and insults, but I'm the one being religious and my fault for getting threads shut down because I'm not afraid to call out your BS for what it is?

Nice try brah, but you still fail, as usual. Accusing others of fanboyism isn't covering up the stink from you when your lies have been exposed for what they are so many times now. Fact is, you're wrong about Pandora and LinkedIn, and bashing WP for the quality of its apps is laughable when you're coming from the Slowoid camp. Try harder.