1. borjeboy's Avatar
    There has been published over 70.000 apps now on marketplace hurra!

    Of course it's worth stressing that the quantity of apps is best used only as a guideline metric. The quality of apps in an app store is also very important, but is more difficult to judge objectively.

    Looking at how many times an app has been rated can provide some guidance here, as only applications and games seen as useful are likely to be downloaded and rated multiple times. In the Windows Phone Marketplace just over 6,000 apps have been rated 5 or more times (UK market); that compares to just over 4,000 apps, using the same criteria, in the middle of January. That's an increase if the proportion of quality apps from 6.6% to 8.5% of the Windows Marketplace.
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    Could be that the apps gets better?

    65% of the apps are free it's an increase fr.o.m. 58% in december


    More info Windows Phone Marketplace passes 70,000 apps
    Winterfang, threed61 and cedarlog like this.
    02-25-2012 09:40 PM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    That's great. There's still lacking the apps people care about, is getting frustrating.
    02-25-2012 10:23 PM
  3. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    I think there may be something the community can do about that, but we need to wait to see how much fanfare there is about Windows8 in the media next week.
    02-26-2012 04:07 AM
  4. borjeboy's Avatar
    M, But lumias release in the us next month Will hopefully speed up that... Wp7 has done alot better in europe since 800 release...

    Btw what big apps are missing? Wordfeud, tv.nu, doodle jump and spotify already exists...

    When it comes to apps like imstagram well they arent out on android either so i wouldnt count on them.
    Last edited by borjeboy; 02-26-2012 at 06:55 AM.
    02-26-2012 06:42 AM
  5. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    At this rate we will pass 100.000 before Lumia 900 becomes available!


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    02-26-2012 08:44 AM
  6. catkeepr's Avatar
    I won't get too excited about this until audible is available.

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    02-26-2012 08:53 AM
  7. paulm187's Avatar
    Thats a lot of apps for an OS which only has 2% of the market. Shows that the developers have faith in the platform.
    02-26-2012 09:31 AM
  8. bilzkh's Avatar
    The following is very crude and simplistic. So not for market research/analysis use, just some basic anecdotal stuff...but it basically tries to illustrate that WP 7.5 has *most* of the commonly used apps on iPhone.


    Apps on iPhone---- Microsoft

    1. Facebook---- Y + native integration
    2. GorillaCam----N + but WP7 camera has functionality
    3. RunKeeper----Y
    4. Stanza------- N + Nokia Reading, Amazon Kindle,
    5. DropBox------N + 3rd party + SkyDrive + SharePoint
    6. Trainline-----N + Nokia Transport + native
    7. Skype-------Y (beta)
    8. Movies-------N + (Flixster?)
    9. TonePad-----N + indie app, alternatives available
    10. Reuters-----N*
    11. Twitter------Y + 3rd party apps (Carbon) + native
    12. Comics------Y + Official DC, 3rd party Marvel + Manga
    13. Wikipanion --Y - several 3rd party apps
    14. Evernote----Y
    15. Kindle-------Y + Nokia Reading (soon)
    16. Around Me---Y (Bing Local Scout, Nokia Local), native
    17. Dictionary.com--Y
    18. Air Video--------N*
    19. Adobe Photoshop Express-N*
    20. iHandy Leveller-----------Y (Microsoft Leveller)
    21. Read it Later Free--------N - 3rd party/others comparable
    22. FreeCalc Lite-------------N - 3rd party/others comparable
    23. iBooks -------------------Y (Nokia Reading)
    24. Red Laser---------------Y (Bing Vision - native)
    25. eBay Mobile-------------Y
    26. Tube Map---------------Y (Nokia Transport)
    27. Google Earth-------------N*
    28. Xe Currency--------------Y
    29. Shazam------------------Y (+Bing Sound - native + SoundHound)

    Three things. We need more news support, especially from Al Jazeera, Reuters, Forbes, etc. Second, we need additional bank apps, especially from Canada (RBC, TD, BMO, etc). Finally, damn having Nokia makes a huge difference! Nonetheless, of this list, there are 5 apps that aren't just there on WP7.5 for one reason or another... But to be honest, I think most users wouldn't mind letting those particular apps go, unless they just want iOS. Android users will like their Google services just like WP users will like their Live Tiles, and iOS with Siri.

    Some things won't be negotiated. However, for the person who is new to smartphones, or just doesn't care, I don't think apps will be a problem.
    Last edited by bilzkh; 02-27-2012 at 11:07 AM.
    02-27-2012 10:45 AM
  9. based_graham's Avatar
    The following is very crude and simplistic. So not for market research/analysis use, just some basic anecdotal stuff...but it basically tries to illustrate that WP 7.5 has *most* of the commonly used apps on iPhone.


    Apps on iPhone---- Microsoft

    1. Facebook---- Y + native integration
    2. GorillaCam----N + but WP7 camera has functionality
    3. RunKeeper----Y
    4. Stanza------- N + Nokia Reading, Amazon Kindle,
    5. DropBox------N + 3rd party + SkyDrive + SharePoint
    6. Trainline-----N + Nokia Transport + native
    7. Skype-------Y (beta)
    8. Movies-------N + (Flixster?)
    9. TonePad-----N + indie app, alternatives available
    10. Reuters-----N*
    11. Twitter------Y + 3rd party apps (Carbon) + native
    12. Comics------Y + Official DC, 3rd party Marvel + Manga
    13. Wikipanion --Y - several 3rd party apps
    14. Evernote----Y
    15. Kindle-------Y + Nokia Reading (soon)
    16. Around Me---Y (Bing Local Scout, Nokia Local), native
    17. Dictionary.com--Y
    18. Air Video--------N*
    19. Adobe Photoshop Express-N*
    20. iHandy Leveller-----------Y (Microsoft Leveller)
    21. Read it Later Free--------N - 3rd party/others comparable
    22. FreeCalc Lite-------------N - 3rd party/others comparable
    23. iBooks -------------------Y (Nokia Reading)
    24. Red Laser---------------Y (Bing Vision - native)
    25. eBay Mobile-------------Y
    26. Tube Map---------------Y (Nokia Transport)
    27. Google Earth-------------N*
    28. Xe Currency--------------Y
    29. Shazam------------------Y (+Bing Sound - native + SoundHound)

    Three things. We need more news support, especially from Al Jazeera, Reuters, Forbes, etc. Second, we need additional bank apps, especially from Canada (RBC, TD, BMO, etc). Finally, damn having Nokia makes a huge difference! Nonetheless, of this list, there are 5 apps that aren't just there on WP7.5 for one reason or another... But to be honest, I think most users wouldn't mind letting those particular apps go, unless they just want iOS. Android users will like their Google services just like WP users will like their Live Tiles, and iOS with Siri.

    Some things won't be negotiated. However, for the person who is new to smartphones, or just doesn't care, I don't think apps will be a problem.
    Those apps will come when Windows 8 arrives.
    bilzkh likes this.
    02-27-2012 04:02 PM
  10. bilzkh's Avatar
    Those apps will come when Windows 8 arrives.
    I wouldn't be surprised, Windows 8 (esp tablets) will probably be 'big'...but even the app situation with WP7 as of right now isn't that bad. When you look into it, I think it seems a little comfortable to be honest, and shouldn't at all be a problem for your regular user.
    02-27-2012 04:22 PM
  11. UVSoaked's Avatar
    I say we have a big party when we hit 100,000 apps! :D
    02-28-2012 08:05 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    I say we have a big party when we hit 100,000 apps! :D
    I say we have 100,000 mini parties!
    02-28-2012 09:50 AM
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