Windows fans have been rather cramped on the apps side of things. This has been a pressing issue for Windows users since the inception of the modern versions of Windows and Windows Phone.
And sadly, one of the main reasons why most people don’t factor in these two Microsoft platforms when considering their purchases. However, Redmond has done a good job convincing developers to port their solutions to its platforms.
Although a lot of work still remains, things are finally on the up.
According to the latest statistics published on the “Microsoft by the Numbers” website, there are now more than 525,000 apps in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store combined.
The company further explained that hundreds more are added every day.
Breaking it down further reveals that the Windows Phone Store currently houses over 350,000 unique applications, while the Windows Store has around 190,000 to its name — a long way out from the 5,000 apps in the Windows Store back when Windows 8 launched, that’s for sure.
Corresponding figures for the Google Play Store reveals the availability of more than 1.3 million apps, while the App Store passed this milestone this September.
Less than half the choice on Microsoft stores.
But with a little more streamlining of the development tools, and the emergence of universal apps that run on both phones and tablets, the future is bright for the Windows platform.