News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday August 30, 2011.
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Microsoft's Windows Phone platform may not be the near the top when it comes to market share, but it is getting there when it comes to the number of apps available in its Windows Phone Marketplace.
The latest numbers from the Windows Phone AppList, a website that catalogs the number of app in the Marketplace, show there to be just over 30,000 apps available. Microsoft reached this number a mere 10 months since the Marketplace debuted. Additionally, there are now over 8,000 registered developers for the Windows Phone platform.
While these numbers pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of apps available for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms, when compared with other smartphone OSes, such as BlackBerry OS and webOS, Microsoft has jumped quite a bit ahead in a short amount of time. This growth is only likely to continue as the new Windows Phone Mango update and fresh, new phones running it make their way into the hands of developers and users alike.
Dan is MobileBurn.com's Editor-in-Chief. Based in Poughkeepsie in New York, Dan can be found on Twitter as @DCSeifert.