1. iHuGi's Avatar
    WTF ? i read that here and elsewhere, so in December there were 150k apps and now theres only 130k ?

    xD

    Crazy :P
    02-25-2013 04:52 PM
  2. JamesDax's Avatar
    WTF ? i read that here and elsewhere, so in December there were 150k apps and now theres only 130k ?

    xD

    Crazy :P
    Link or you imagined it.
    02-25-2013 07:48 PM
  3. tiziano27's Avatar
    "As of December, 2012, the Marketplace had more than 150,000 apps available."
    Windows Phone Store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Over the last year weve certified and published over 75,000 new apps and games (more than doubling the catalog size)..."
    Reflecting on 2012: scale and opportunity
    02-25-2013 11:35 PM
  4. strokee's Avatar
    Wikipedia? Seriously? Yeah...there's reliable information...
    02-26-2013 12:02 AM
  5. smoledman's Avatar
    I guess a lot of devs left and their apps were removed.
    02-26-2013 12:09 AM
  6. Chregu's Avatar
    "Over the last year weve certified and published over 75,000 new apps and games (more than doubling the catalog size)..."
    Reflecting on 2012: scale and opportunity
    Basic math. An example:

    30'000 + 75'000 = 105'000 > 2 * 30'000 = 60'000
    02-26-2013 12:48 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    I heard that the reduced number comes from removing all the FART apps!
    02-26-2013 06:59 AM
  8. nokiageek's Avatar
    If you look at the Android Store for example, yes 700.000 apps on there.

    When you look properly and break it down the majority are crap like wallpapers, stupid apps, mild porn, ringtones, web link apps etc.

    Yes Android/Apple does have more choice, but come on seriously how many apps does the average Joe have in their smartphone?

    10 - 20?

    Yes Windows phone does need to play catch up but progress is been made, admitted slow. The only apps personally would like to see in the Uk are a few more Banking apps(Though only in the last few weeks we have seen Natwest and Rbs apps appear on the marketplace and Barclays to follow) and some dedicated BBC apps, apart from that the big apps are there for me. I emailed the BBC about the lack of support but they have promised future development. So figures like the Apple store and Android store have thousands more does not always show the full story.


    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 620 using Foroplex beta
    02-26-2013 08:44 AM
  9. FinancialP's Avatar
    If you look at the Android Store for example, yes 700.000 apps on there.

    When you look properly and break it down the majority are crap like wallpapers, stupid apps, mild porn, ringtones, web link apps etc.
    Minus the ringtones, you perfectly described the Windows Phone marketplace.


    My question is, does Microsoft count the apps with the exact same name and exact same icon more than once? Because these apps with the same name and a lot of cases exact same icon but from different publishers show up a lot.
    02-26-2013 09:12 AM

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