On July 2nd, 2013 a tweet from
@windevs confirmed that Windows 8 store has hit 100,000 apps. If we look back it yields that it roughly took 8 months since Windows 8 launch on 26th October, 2012.
Thanks for a great \\build! Just passed 100k apps in the Windows Store.
— Windows App Builders (@windevs) July 1, 2013
There had been a lot of speculation and rumors about success and developer’s interest in Windows 8 lately and given the milestone above, I want to make a fair comparison of Windows 8 reaching this milestone vs. other similar and competitive platforms,
|Store to hit 100,000 apps||Approximate time to reach 100,000 apps|
|Windows 8||8 months|
|Windows Phone||18 months|
|App Store with iPad specific apps||14 months|
There are strong figures and should speak for themselves but with the comparison in place I only want to stress that there is a tremendous opportunity waiting for developers in the horizon of Windows 8 as we anticipate the momentum will see an uplift in months ahead. To get started please visit, How to develop Windows Store apps