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Marketplace passes 80,000 apps

| April 4, 2012 | 36 Replies

 

Just a quick heads up. AAWP has been tracking the app numbers for Marketplace and it has apparently reached the 80,000 mark. 82,234 published in total to marketplace. As is common place, the numbers available to each country varies. Marketplace availability has increased, doubling from last year though still not fully global yet. Rafe predicts that based on the current rate, the 100,000 milestone will be reached by late May.

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/news/item/14554_Windows_Phone_Marketplace_pass.php

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My thoughts on the significance of this is pretty much the same as when we reached 70,000 mark. We’re not after numbers at all. I’m much more interested in quality. I’d actually prefer it if the numbers were a little less and MS was a little tighter by preventing crappy apps appearing. I’m happy to see more great apps, but not happy that I’m having to wade through more crappy apps. There should be a way to just vote those apps into oblivion. I know it’s a problem in every application store and ‘crappiness’ might be subjective. Any time I see an app that looks like the poorer ones from S60V5 days, I shudder. Fortunately, I’m able to avoid 99.9% before even downloading.

http://mynokiablog.com/2012/02/26/marketplace-passes-70000-apps/

But people are so fixated on numbers without actually checking whether the marketplace has apps that they need. Similarly for folks that might easily dismiss either Symbian or N9. It might not have as much apps as Android or iOS, but what are those apps that you need? The app stores for all are open for anyone to check out 🙂

Speaking of marketplaces, why oh why is every related apps near to games the same stupid list of Xbox Live apps? Well they’re not stupid, but I’m tired of having the related section being totally unrelated. What’s Angry Birds got to do with NFS? Please sort it out. App discovery is very important in a marketplace. Fortunately, the Applications (non games) related section is not so static. Apart from that, I’ve found it to be a better store experience than Nokia Store.

Source: allaboutwindowsphone

Thanks Keith for the tip!

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