Microsoft launched its Windows 8 app store on October 26th and already the company is celebrating a milestone. The store was launched with a total of 10,000 apps and have since grown by 14,557 apps in the past 35 days alone, according to tracking website MetroStore Scanner.
With the new growth, the Windows 8 app store now has a total of 35,167 apps, with approximately 22,000 of those are available in the US market. This may not be as impressive as Apple and Google, but these numbers are impressive for Microsoft as the company struggles to stay relevant and compete.
The Windows 8 store debuted with 10,000 apps on October 30, growing to 13,000 within a week. Windows 8 is currently adding about 415 apps a day, which puts the OS on track to hit the 50,000 app mark on February 1. This is impressive for a late comer to the app world, lets see if they will get to the 50,000 mark in the next two months.