Windows Store hits 100,000 apps


Windows Store has now officially logged 100,000 apps. Microsoft got there in a hurry, too. Not all apps are created equal, though.

Microsoft’s Windows Store has hit the 100,000 apps mark in short order.

“Thanks for a great \\build! Just passed 100k apps in the Windows Store,” Microsoft tweetedearlier today.

That was fast. Windows 8 was launched only last October.

How fast? Google took longer to reach that point — roughly two years after the Android Marketformally opened for business.

And it took about a year and a half for the iPad to garner 100,000 iPad-specific apps. “The platform has been out for 453 days, with developers getting access to its software development kit in January 2010, on the day the product was first announced,” scoo pak wrote at the time.