Microsoft app store has a growth rate of 30% compared to 18% of Android and only 1% of iPhone.
A new research report by Distimo suggest that Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is doing quite well for itself.
Microsoft’s new mobile platform has registered the highest percent of growth at 30% compared to Android’s 18% and iPhone App Store’s 1%, which is quite a shocker.
While the growth may look massive, Windows Phone 7 is a relatively new platform and the surge can most likely be credited to imports from other OS like Android and iOS. The graph below shows WP7 has attracted more than a quarter of the 200 top cross-platform developers out there, with the iPhone having the lion’s share.
Of course, WP7′s growth is only a first step towards having a market presence and has a long way to go to match Android and iPhone in terms of number of apps available for those platforms. However, in just few months after launch, WP7 has already managed to pass the app catalog of webOS and is nearing Blackberry App World next. Considering the immense growth, WP7 should be a power house by the end of the year, something Apple and Google should seriously take notice of. Of course, if Microsoft has can sustain the growth that is.
[Image credit: WMpoweruser]