12-28-2011 11:24 AM
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  1. gibbyhome's Avatar
    in the past month now with Nokia Developers on board with creating apps for windows phones

    and the marketplace reaching 50,000 apps by the end of the year things are looking good for

    microsoft's windows phone market place.

    they are now hitting over 1,500 apps per week and growing and I don't see this slowing down at all.

    that accounts for about 100,000 apps per year so on microsoft's 2 year in they could be looking at

    150,000 to 200,000 apps in the marketplace.

    Now I don't know about you but I think these are very good numbers, and with nokia developers

    getting in on the app business and microsoft loosing up the strings on developers to have more and more

    api and deeper integration with the OS .. this is nothing but a win win for Microsoft ..

    now they just need HARDWARE and lots of it ..

    and to be first at stuff and I don't mean being a beta at for example a new screen res

    I mean new stuff without fragmentation and causing problems for developers..


    I know its been a hard and tough road for us Windows Phone lovers but I think it is going to turn the

    corner soon with many nokia phones and Samsung getting slammed with not upgrading the galaxy S

    to Ice Cream Sand width .. Wow what a mistake, and I Don't blame Samsung here its that ICS will not

    work properly on the galaxy's hardware ..

    Way to go Android..

    Mark
    12-24-2011 11:54 AM
  2. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Yes it's amazing how fast apps are coming to Windows Phone, but what about the quality of the apps? We need more on that.
    12-24-2011 02:11 PM
  3. falconeight#IM's Avatar
    I hope it slows down there is already some useless nonsense in there already. No need to have the biggest ***** if it doesn't work correctly.
    12-24-2011 05:55 PM
  4. scottitude's Avatar
    Yep, quality is more valuable than quantity. I'd much rather see 10k brilliantly useful apps than 100K you couldn't *give* me, let alone sell me.

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    12-24-2011 06:14 PM
  5. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Agreed quality over quantity.
    12-24-2011 06:20 PM
  6. jfa1's Avatar
    I agree quality over quantity. But the numbers of ios and android apps are bloated also by a plethora oif fart apps and other "trash" as well.
    12-24-2011 07:21 PM
  7. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    I agree quality over quantity. But the numbers of ios and android apps are bloated also by a plethora oif fart apps and other "trash" as well.
    That's exactly why iOS has like 500,000 apps. Due to the fact that a lot of them are just bloat, and useless. I've seen lighter apps and fart apps, and all that. I would much rather see quality useful apps, then bloat.... in much agreement with you.
    12-24-2011 09:36 PM
  8. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    That's exactly why iOS has like 500,000 apps. Due to the fact that a lot of them are just bloat, and useless. I've seen lighter apps and fart apps, and all that. I would much rather see quality useful apps, then bloat.... in much agreement with you.
    Though in terms of quality apps, I'm *sure* iOS has at least 50k high quality apps, many of which do not have any counterpart in WP7, even android!

    It's part of the biggest reason why I got an iPhone 4S for my personal line (new work policy :(), instead of another HTC Titan or even another Focus S.


    ifart apps there may be, but don't let that cloud ya.
    12-24-2011 09:46 PM
  9. littlesteelo16's Avatar
    I know its been a hard and tough road for us Windows Phone lovers but I think it is going to turn the corner soon with many nokia phones and Samsung getting slammed with not upgrading the galaxy S to Ice Cream Sand width .. Wow what a mistake, and I Don't blame Samsung here its that ICS will not work properly on the galaxy's hardware ..

    Way to go Android..
    And this is why I love Microsoft for not allowing manufacturers to change the software. Samsung basically admitted that their laggy, bloated ugly touchwiz skin is so resource intensive that they can't install it on top of ICS, so the older devices won't get it. That is what is causing android fragmentation. UI skins. What did Microsoft do? They made sure every WP device got mango.
    12-24-2011 09:54 PM
  10. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    And this is why I love Microsoft for not allowing manufacturers to change the software. Samsung basically admitted that their laggy, bloated ugly touchwiz skin is so resource intensive that they can't install it on top of ICS, so the older devices won't get it. That is what is causing android fragmentation. UI skins. What did Microsoft do? They made sure every WP device got mango.
    bingo. OEMs and Google just don't understand why android is now a mess, lol. I just found out, all the accounts I synced onto my old Atrix (got a TF101 tablet :), wanted to transfer accounts over), are synced into Moto's BLUR service, not Google or Android.... And I already hate moto for basically killing off their atrix dev community (effectively, since all there is are CM7 [because it's down, so there are now CM7 nightly based ROMs compiled and modded by others] and BLUR based ROMs), so I wasn't going to get another moto phone :P
    12-24-2011 09:58 PM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    It's a given most (if not all) would want quality of quantity, but to me, 1500 apps per week is freakin' awesome and will hopefully lead to more quality apps because of competition.
    12-24-2011 10:36 PM
  12. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    It's a given most (if not all) would want quality of quantity, but to me, 1500 apps per week is freakin' awesome and will hopefully lead to more quality apps because of competition.
    Agreed. Like it or not, to many, many people app count growth means that the platform is healthy. I just wonder at what point will (if at all) these numbers convince big names to come over to the Windows Phone platform.
    12-25-2011 01:42 AM
  13. gghhjjff's Avatar
    it will become better when the time went on.
    12-25-2011 03:22 AM
  14. based_graham's Avatar
    Nokia hasn't even hit the US and Canadian markets yet cant wait for those apps to come in but on the real all I need is Skype and a better ESPN app and im set right now which Nokia is going to release soon :)
    12-25-2011 03:51 AM
  15. gibbyhome's Avatar
    I would too want quality over quanity but there are way to many that look at the app store and say. Microsoft does not have enough apps ..
    and they Don't but I don't care about that ...
    I also thiink that alot of major developers dont make apps for MS yet because they too look at how many apps they have and if its worth it..
    MS has done a good job at trying to keep spam out of the marketplace and junk apps
    but you know you can't stop everything ..
    12-25-2011 10:09 AM
  16. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    I cant wait to see on the New Year's Eve 50.000 apps hit the marketplace! The best present for New Year :D
    12-25-2011 10:16 AM
  17. KingCrimson's Avatar
    The point is there are specialty apps that exist on iOS that will never be ported to WP. Many of those apps are also dependent on having the full range of hardware sensors that WP does not provide either.
    12-25-2011 03:16 PM
  18. littlesteelo16's Avatar
    Many of those apps are also dependent on having the full range of hardware sensors that WP does not provide either.
    Like what? Compass? Gyroscope? the Titan has these, plus the standard accelerometer, proximity sensors etc.
    12-25-2011 03:25 PM
  19. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Like what? Compass? Gyroscope? the Titan has these, plus the standard accelerometer, proximity sensors etc.
    Not all WP7 devices do, and I think that's why it was brought up. iirc, WP7 API is the same for gyro&accel, just one is more accurate.
    12-25-2011 05:00 PM
  20. KingCrimson's Avatar
    It was a mistake for Microsoft to not lock down the hardware specs. Now we're getting a flood cheap Windows Phones that only dilute the brand. What we really needed was 1 superphone like what Apple does.
    12-25-2011 05:01 PM
  21. Dranka's Avatar
    Do you really think it will dilute the band? When people want the original they will always make sure they find it... Its not like there are not a whole range of apple rip off's out there.
    12-27-2011 06:29 PM
  22. fogel35's Avatar
    It was a mistake for Microsoft to not lock down the hardware specs. Now we're getting a flood cheap Windows Phones that only dilute the brand. What we really needed was 1 superphone like what Apple does.
    I disagree. You risk having phones that perform sluggish, freeze up, etc. Whereas now they can guarantee a level of quality within the handset. Have you ever had mid tier android phone operate compared to the Nexus or high end android device. It is night and day. I think that wrecks the brand more than having similar hardware specs.

    The whole reason I may pick up a Windows Phone ( come on Nokia bring me one in the US) is because I want that solid experience compared to Android. I currently use a Nexus One and it has been a great phone but if I don't have the option of Galaxy Nexus subsidized on at&t then it is going to be a slam dunk Nokia running Mango/Tango. If I have the choice between the two it is going to a few days of lamenting over which one to get.
    12-27-2011 06:53 PM
  23. N8ter's Avatar
    In that case I would move carriers and keep an eye out for Apollo. Personally. I severely doubt WP7 Tango will be a Mango level update and depending on how you use your phone (even if you didn't root or tinker with your Nexus, I don't do that on my Vibrant) you may find the experience lacking behind the cute home screen and snappy transitions.

    **** I'm already planning my carrier change to AT&T from T-Mobile for that reason. I need more functionality, and it's not even power user stuff I want and need that WP7 falls short on ATM. I do think it's a great communications platform, though, especially for people with busy WLM networks and heavy Facebook users.

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    12-28-2011 02:36 AM
  24. N8ter's Avatar
    Wow. What an over zealous word filter.


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    12-28-2011 02:38 AM
  25. kevm14's Avatar
    An app marketplace should be naturally expanding if you think about it. The marketplace has already shown that it is possible to make a lot more money with WP7 than Android, due to the sheer competition over there. With a small marketplace, devs would see that as an opportunity to "get in first" and make their money. So it would grow quickly. Over time, it would begin to level off, but not before it approaches the others in size.
    12-28-2011 10:10 AM
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