- Windows Phone Marketplace
Even though the number of apps available on a platform doesn’t guarantee quality, it’s still an important factor, when choosing a phone. This is why Microsoft were very happy to announce, that the Windows Phone Marketplace has passed the 50 000 mark and the application upload rate is increasing – even though it took a whole year to reach 40 000 apps, the last 10 000 ones were published in just 40 days.
- Nokia Lumia 800
This means it took overall about 14 months to reach 50 000 applications. In comparison, Google’s Market reached this number in 19 months and Apple’s App Store – in 12 months, but they had the advantage of selling 4 million iPhones, before opening the App Store, which attracted a lot of developers. Still Microsoft’s Marketplace doesn’t have some important apps, such as Skype or Google+ client, but we’re expecting them to fix this soon. B. A.