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Microsoft Windows Store Tops 100,000 Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft Windows Store Tops 100,000 Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft has reason to celebrate today, as its Windows Store is now filled with over 100,000 Windows 8 apps. It's an important milestone en route to a much larger goal of building out a rich ecosystem, and while it's true Apple and Google have Microsoft beat in the apps department, the Redmond outfit reached the 100,000 mark much faster than the competition.

It took a mere eight months to flesh out the Windows Store with 100,000 apps, versus two years for Google to reach the same goal after opening the Android Market (now called Google Play) and one and a half years for Apple to get there. Not only that, but the Windows Store has doubled the number of apps in just the past three months alone.

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The milestone was announced on Twitter by Microsoft's Windows App Builders (@windevs) account. The revealing tweet reads, "Thanks for a great \\build! Just passed 100k apps in the Windows Store."

While Microsoft has to be pleased with the pace of new apps, it's still a long uphill climb to catch up to the competition. Google Play is home to around 700,000 apps, while Apple boasts in the neighborhood of 850,000 iPhone apps and 350,000 iPad apps.
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Hard to believe so many people have made the move to a tablet OS on their PC's.

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The underlying OS is Microsoft's best yet IMO--it's Metro that people don't like.

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Wish to know how many of the apps would be foe windows phone 8. Only few or less in numbers. So for this reason only Microsoft is looking for developers to add apps on windows phone store, there has been more

contest being happening, across the world.

So I am a Windows Phone user so that I am expecting lot more apps for use.

http://www.contus.com/windows-application-development.php

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Its a obvious that such a big company, Microsoft has reached 100000 apps.But still Microsoft is lagging behind when compared to iPhone and Android. But still windows store hold quality apps.So this is a actually a credit to Windows as well as Microsoft.<a href="http://www.contus.com/windows-application-development.php">windows mobile application development company</a> 

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