Microsoft Says Windows Phone Store Now Features More Than 130K Apps, 40K New Developers Registered Since WP8 Launch


Microsoft only provides sporadic updates to how the Windows Phone Store is doing, but today, it used the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to offer a few new numbers. According to Microsoft, there are now over 130,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store, and the average Windows Phone user has now downloaded 55 apps. App downloads, the company says, have increased by 75 percent since the Windows Phone 8 launch late last year, and paid app revenue has increased 91 percent.

The Windows Phone developer ecosystem, too, is growing quickly, according to Microsoft. More than 40,000 new developers registered with the company in the first 90 days since the launch of Windows Phone 8, and there are now over 15,000 apps in the store that leverage features only available in Windows Phone 8. SDK downloads, too, are up and have now topped 500,000  since October 30, 2012.

One thing that’s worth noting when looking at the number of new developers is that Microsoft reduced the price of registering as a developer from $99 per year to $8 for the first year during the eight days after the Windows Phone 8 launch, so the numbers may be a good bit higher because of this.

New Dev Center App

Microsoft also launched a mobile version of its Dev Center dashboard today. The Dev Center app provides developers with easy access to all the key metrics about their app, including download data, crash trends and reviews. The app, of course, also features a live tile and lets developers share a link to their apps with others without having to go into the store first.

To make Windows Phone even more attractive to developers, the company also teamed up with services  like Box, mobile backend provider Buddy and Photon Cloud, a service for game developers, to offer Windows Phone developers a number of special offers like free API calls and free service for a limited time.


♥ Lovely Sia's Comment ^^

마이크로소프트에 따르면 2013년 현재 윈도우폰용 앱은 전세계적으로 13만개를 넘었으며, 4만개의 새로운 개발사 확보했다는 기사입니다. 윈도폰 사용자는 평균 55개의 앱을 다운로드 받고 있으며, 이는 지난 2012년에 비해 75% 증가한 수치이며, 유료앱 매출은 91% 증가한 것으로 조사되고 있는데요,

지난 2012년 7만5천개 이상 확보했던 앱 장터 규모가 불과 1년 사이에 2배가량 성장한 것이라 의미가 있네요. 

이처럼 윈도우용 앱의 수 10만개 이상을 넘어서는데 걸린 시간이 매우 짧았다는 점은 향후 윈도우 앱스토어의 성장 가능성을 예견하게 해주며, 더불어 이는 개발자들에게 새로운 기회를 제공하고 있다는 것이겠죠? ^^

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