Microsoft’s new mobile platform now has 5,000 apps in three months after launch.
Microsoft knows that the heart of any mobile OS is the apps, and with a 500 million dollars budget in tow, and a rather developer-friendly development tools, the tech giant is ensuring that as many developers choose the Windows Phone 7 to build their apps.
The effort is paying off it seems. According to liveside.net, Windows Phone 7 marketplace has now crossed 5,000 apps and continues its fantastic growth every month.
As the chart shows, the marketplace has been on an incline ever since the platform was launched in October. The numbers are pretty impressive despite the fact that all of the previous Windows Mobile applications were not backward compatible.
While the marketplace is still small compared to Apple and Android, the accelerated growth should ensure that the Microsoft will be at least on par by the end of next year.