Windows 8 store showing good growth, now 3,600 apps in store

RunRate-10-3-2012

WinAppUpdate.com, which has been tracking the growth of the Windows 8 Store, reports that the market has now reached around 3,610 apps, increasing by about 118 apps per day. The store crossed the 1000 app milestone in early September.

The growth puts the market on track to about 5,000 apps on launch day, a rather small number compared to the 250,000 claimed iPad apps, but much more than the 2000 iPad apps the tablet launched with 2 years ago.

The majority of the apps, at around 88%, are free, with Microsoft recently talking about new advertising initiatives for developers to monetize these apps.

There are more than 1,837 developers represented, with big names such as Asus, AT&T, Amazon, BMW, eBay, NBC Universal, Toshiba, and Viacom among them, but also a large number of individual developers.

The majority of the apps are games (18%) and 94% of the apps work on both ARM and x86.

Read more detail at WinAppUpdate.com here.

Via Windows8Beta.com

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