Windows Phone Store is still nowhere near the Google Play Store or the Apple’s App Store. The latter two offers around a million applications to choose from, designed for both the phones and tablets. On the other hand, Windows Phone still has a long way to go, but things might be going in the right direction.
According to a recent blog post on Windows Phone Developers blog, the app store has surpassed 200,000 applications, with over 12 million transactions per day. Previously, Microsoft predicted that this gap will close next year, hopefully. It seems the folks at Redmond are doing whatever they can to bring it close to the competitor app stores.
The current holiday shopping season and all the great promotions are just underway, and we’re already seeing momentum build with the Store surpassing 12 million transactions per day and Windows Phone Store surpassing 200,000 apps.The best news is that we’re just getting started. In the new calendar year we’ll introduce creative new approaches to help you reach users in your app developing. Stay tuned.
In addition, there’s another good news for developers. The company mentioned they’ve reached 51 carrier connections in 31 markets, which is more than any other smartphone platform, and with more in the works for the new calendar year. In case you don’t know, there are markets, users prefer to purchase applications using carrier billing, especially places with low credit card penetration.
Well, it has many popular applications including Vine and Instagram, and comes with all the popular ones, which are more than enough a user looking to give Windows Phone ecosystem a try. And, with a promise that it will improve, we’re hoping Windows Phone can attract more users in the coming months.