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Windows Store Hits Milestone of 100,000 Apps

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A milestone achievement just after Build wraps up for 2013.

The Windows Store launched a little under a year and a half ago and this week, it hit a pretty big milestone. Microsoft announced via Twitter today that the Windows Store has hit 100,000 applications.

 

When the Windows 8 launched, the Windows Store had just 9,000 applications. At the six month mark, the store had amassed just over 50,000 applications. By the beginning of June of this year, that figure was confirmed to be at around 80,000. In the month since then, which included Microsoft's own Build developer conference, Microsoft added nearly 10,000 more applications, finally hitting the magic 100,000 figure today (compared to yesterday's 99,608 applications).

When you compare it to Apple's Mac App Store, Microsoft comes out pretty favorably. Apple started accepting submissions to its desktop app store in November of 2010, but to date is estimated to have just over 15,000 applications available for users to download.

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    static1120 , July 2, 2013 1:11 PM
    Windows Is doing good and I hope It keeps up the good work
    I got my windows phone about 3 months ago and I had not visited the Microsoft store until 2 days ago... I was amazed to find many more professional apps :D 
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    daswilhelm , July 2, 2013 1:33 PM
    just got my first windows phone. lumia 822. love everything about it, except it randomly shutsdown when not touched for an hour or so. google tells me this might be a WP8 issue. so now im stuck deciding whether to keep this phone, or switch to android...
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    Azn Cracker , July 2, 2013 1:57 PM
    I just got a surface rt and i don't really like it. Does it just take some getting used to? I used my cousins android tablet and i like it even though i don't own one.
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    inthere , July 2, 2013 3:54 PM
    Love my Windows 8 Lumia 920 except for the fact I can't receive Skype calls. Kind of funny since Microsoft owns Skype, yet Skype works way better on both iOS and Android, but unacceptable.
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    back_by_demand , July 3, 2013 4:21 AM
    3 of the 4 posts above (5 is a duplicate) are about Windows Phone - this article is about desktop Windows App store - please stop adding to confusion and spreading ignorance
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    IAmVortigaunt , July 3, 2013 5:08 AM
    @daswilhelm
    That is definitely NOT "a WP8 issue". I have the same phone, and it does not do that at all. I would take yours in, as you might have some issue with the particular device.

    @inthere
    Again, sounds like an issue with your device. I can answer Skype calls just fine on mine.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , July 3, 2013 6:34 AM
    This is great as it means developers are active with Windows 8, but just like any app store it doesn't matter if they are not apps people want.
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    daswilhelm , July 3, 2013 9:25 AM
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    @daswilhelm
    That is definitely NOT "a WP8 issue". I have the same phone, and it does not do that at all. I would take yours in, as you might have some issue with the particular device.

    @inthere
    Again, sounds like an issue with your device. I can answer Skype calls just fine on mine.


    google tells me otherwise, seems like alot of people are having that issue. verizon offers no answer for my problem.