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Windows Phone Store passes 300,000 apps; sees growth of 94% inside a year

Late last night Microsoft confirmed on its by the Numbers webpage that the Windows Phone Store is now host to over 300,000 apps. This marks an accelerated growth for the ecosystem, now considered to be the third largest in the world (at 3.4%) behind Android (52.1%) and iOS (41.3%), and it only took around six months to get there from the 200,000 clocked in December 2013, up from 100,000 in June 2012

According to Microsoft, the latest number of approved Store apps was calculated till the end of June 2014.

Microsoft told our friends over at TNW “In the past year alone the Windows and Windows Phone app catalog has grown 94%, while the number of active developers has grown by 50%.” it's certainly looking good for the ecosystem, as well as for end users.

Julie Morgan of WaggenerEdstrom on Twitter, also pointed out that Universal apps will also play a huge part in the growth moving forward.

One can only guess as to how many apps the Store will be hosting come January 2015, but if the current trend continues, then we could see another 100,000 added to the catalog by the end of the year.

Good news for Windows Phone users. Do you already feel spoilt for choice? Let us know in the comments.

Source: WPCentral via TNW

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