There are over half a million apps available for iOS, and nearly as many for Google Android phones and tablets. While the Windows Phone Marketplace is still trailing far behind, Microsoft’s app store is playing catch up.

According to Microsoft, there are now more than 70,000 Windows phone apps available from download from the Windows Marketplace.

Windows Phone Marketplace

In fact, there are about 300 new apps showing up every day. Just two months ago, the Marketplace passed the 60,000 app point.

Microsoft says there are over 100,000 registered app developers.

While companies like to throw around the sheer number of apps available, quality is certainly more important than quantity. I’d take a few dozen truly excellent apps over a few thousand awful ones any day.

But some of those apps include software from top mobile developers such as Shazam, Evernote, Foursquare, Netflix, Runkeeper, Flixter, Amazon Kindle, TuneIn Radio. There are plenty of good apps available for Windows Phone 7… even if there might not be quite as many yet as there are for other platforms.

via Unwired View

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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