Windows Phone 7 Breaks 6000 App Mark

WindowsPhoneLogo1Every now and then I go back and check several websites that list all apps found on the Windows Phone Marketplace… I am glad to report that the Marketplace has now passed the 6000 app mark. This places the Windows Phone Marketplace over 1000 apps higher than the Palm App Catalog in 5th place and just third when measuring growth (new apps per day) behind the 2 heavy hitters: Apple App Store and Android Market.

AppStoreCompareThis places Microsoft in a very particular and unique position. It clearly shows they have the right approach at third part application development. Their approach is clearly correct in trying to leverage their existing development community. There are a number of clear opportunities for all developers that jump into this development environment. Additionally a large number of developers that have tried the development tools from Apple, Android and Microsoft all agree that the best and easiest tools are the ones provided by Microsoft, making this an even more attractive scenario for existing developers on MS technologies.

Here is a quick chart showing the numbers for actual counts and average daily count growth. Click on it to see the details.

About Diego Samuilov

Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].