While Microsoft are basking in the glory of Windows 8 exceeding the 20,000 app mark in less than a month of Windows 8’s general release, another statistic has come to light that there might not be as many developers producing apps for the fledgling OS.
Interesting stat yesterday - 12% of the developers on the Windows Store (878) are responsible for 61% of the apps (14,501)— Win App Update (@WinAppUpdate) November 29, 2012
In a tweet on their Twitter account, Win App Update posted that 12% of developers, registered to submit apps for the Windows Store, are responsible for 61% of the apps available for download. While percentages are nice, that’s 878 devs for 14,501 apps. To break it down even further, that would be 16 apps per dev!
Okay, that last stat isn’t exactly right, but for all Microsoft’s talk of Windows 8 being supported by developers and the submission of apps being good from their point of view, it’s a bit glaring that such a low number of devs are providing such a high proportion of apps.
Could these figures suggest that devs aren’t as invested in Windows 8 as Microsoft wants them to be? Or is it that they are simply churning out mediocre app after mediocre app to earn money?
Still, it begs the question, what are the other 88% (7316) devs actually doing?
Source: Win App Update’s Twitter