1. rbf's Avatar
    7,873 is the number as of today. Looks like 459 were added in the last 24 hrs. Here is the link to the article I found on window8update.com. ~ rbf

    Over 7800 apps in the Windows Store today |
    10-24-2012 07:07 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    YAY! I bet that by Friday there will be over 10,000 apps!
    10-24-2012 07:33 PM
  3. mparker's Avatar
    Not sure how they're counting them, but I just checked and found only 5005 apps of all types (desktop, WinRT x86, and WinRT ARM). Some of these categories contain almost entirely traditional desktop apps.

    Games - 868
    Social - 128
    Entertainment - 578
    Photo & Video - 129
    Music - 157
    Sports - 156
    Books & Reference - 246
    News & Weather - 404
    Health & Fitness - 122
    Food & Dining - 120
    Lifestyle - 195
    Shopping - 55
    Travel - 215
    Finance - 73
    Productivity - 303
    Tools - 533
    Security - 30
    Business - 85
    Education - 585
    Government - 23
    10-24-2012 08:04 PM
  4. pedenske's Avatar
    Not sure how they're counting them, but I just checked and found only 5005 apps of all types (desktop, WinRT x86, and WinRT ARM). Some of these categories contain almost entirely traditional desktop apps.

    Games - 868
    Social - 128
    Entertainment - 578
    Photo & Video - 129
    Music - 157
    Sports - 156
    Books & Reference - 246
    News & Weather - 404
    Health & Fitness - 122
    Food & Dining - 120
    Lifestyle - 195
    Shopping - 55
    Travel - 215
    Finance - 73
    Productivity - 303
    Tools - 533
    Security - 30
    Business - 85
    Education - 585
    Government - 23
    Thats the global app count, whihch means not all apps are available in all regions. In your case only ~5000 are available in your region
    10-24-2012 08:15 PM
  5. RTS2's Avatar
    Does this include apps that are approved but not yet launched? If so the number will easily hit 10,000+ as I am sure there are numerous companies that have apps available and approved but are delaying launch until the 26th
    10-24-2012 09:33 PM
  6. smoledman's Avatar
    Pretty sure 50K apps by Dec 31st and 100K apps by April 31st, 2013!
    10-24-2012 09:53 PM
  7. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Not sure how they're counting them, but I just checked and found only 5005 apps of all types (desktop, WinRT x86, and WinRT ARM). Some of these categories contain almost entirely traditional desktop apps.

    Games - 868
    Social - 128
    Entertainment - 578
    Photo & Video - 129
    Music - 157
    Sports - 156
    Books & Reference - 246
    News & Weather - 404
    Health & Fitness - 122
    Food & Dining - 120
    Lifestyle - 195
    Shopping - 55
    Travel - 215
    Finance - 73
    Productivity - 303
    Tools - 533
    Security - 30
    Business - 85
    Education - 585
    Government - 23
    Some regions are locked out from others in the RTM.
    10-24-2012 09:57 PM
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