Windows Phone Marketplace Logs 1000 Apps in 2 Weeks

February 11, 2011, By Christian Cawley

If you thought for some reason that Windows Phone 7 wasn’t an attractive platform for developers, think again. Following the announcement a few days ago that the Windows Phone Marketplace had attracted 7000 applications the number has jumped up another 1000 in just 14 days!

Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 8000 apps

That’s 8000 apps that can now be downloaded, ranging from a tool for copying favourites from your computer to signalling in Morse code at the side of a motorway when your car is broken down.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this is a range of more mainstream apps for companies like eBay and Amazon; the online shopping giant recently unleashed its mobile app on Windows Phone in the USA, to some admiration.

Coupled with the feeling that a Nokia Windows Phone device could be the ultimate mobile phone for the platform and the general good feedback we’re hearing from developers of apps and games about the experience of programming for Windows Phone it certainly seems that after a slow start the platform is starting to stretch its legs. There are 28,000 registered developers and the developer tools have been downloaded over 1 million times – proof that this flexible and attractive new platform is not going anywhere soon.

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