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Windows 8 to soon see 40,000 app milestone reached

Nearly 40,000 apps for Windows 8 have been released

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 29, 2013 01:34 am CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

Windows 8 is set to reach a milestone in the coming hours, where they'll breach the 40,000 application mark sometime soon. Data collected by MetroStore Scanner shows that since December 27 last year, over 5,000 applications have been added to the Windows Store in Windows 8.

Windows 8 to soon see 40,000 app milestone reached |

Breaking them down into a per day basis, we're seeing around 156 apps added to the Windows Store everyday. This per day number can be a bit of an average, as no apps are approved on Mondays, and Sundays are a slow day, as with most industries. The rate is definitely down from the 14,557 apps that Windows 8 grew by in the first 35 days as they hit the 35,000 app milestone, where the per day application rate was sitting at 415.

The holiday period saw over a million Windows 8-based devices sold, so these numbers should continue to swell as developers continue to code apps for Windows 8.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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