Windows 8 store hits 100,000 apps in just over eight months

On July 2nd, 2013 a tweet from @windevs confirmed that Windows 8 store has hit 100,000 apps. If we look back it yields that it roughly took 8 months since Windows 8 launch on 26th October, 2012.  

Thanks for a great \\build! Just passed 100k apps in the Windows Store.

— Windows App Builders (@windevs) July 1, 2013

There had been a lot of speculation and rumors about success and developer’s interest in Windows 8 lately and given the milestone above, I want to make a fair comparison of Windows 8 reaching this milestone vs. other similar and competitive platforms,

Store to hit 100,000 apps Approximate time to reach 100,000 apps
Windows 8 8 months
Windows Phone 18 months
App Store with iPad specific apps 14 months
Android 18 months 


There are strong figures and should speak for themselves but with the comparison in place I only want to stress that there is a tremendous opportunity waiting for developers in the horizon of Windows 8 as we anticipate the momentum will see an uplift in months ahead. To get started please visit, How to develop Windows Store apps