Microsoft added 75,000 more apps to Windows Phone Store in 2012. Will this make few people to turn from Androids to Windows Phone? It could be possible because one of the greatest reasons of people not going for Windows Phone was not enough apps in Windows Store.
In a blog post of Windows Phone developer’s blog, the company has claimed that it had scrutinized and published enough applications in the current year to raise the previous number to double.
Microsoft has also said that it had also published 3 lacs updates to existing applications in the app store. With these newest updates windows phone users will enjoy the latest, safest and faster experience of the software.
It was also revealed a few days ago that on average a Windows Phone user downloads 54 applications to his phone. But if the number keeps on increasing with the similar rate I think this number can still rise up to 60 to 70.
Users Prefer Live Tiles apps.
Todd Brix, senior director of the Windows Phone app team wrote:
“Over the last year we’ve made a lot of discovery enhancements including Bing-powered search and smart lists, as well as new collections and recommendations for Windows Phone 8 customers.”
Windows Phone’s live tile is a functionality which let you see highlights of activities on your home screen. Brix also mentioned that 85% people prefer applications with functioning live tiles.
The windows live tiles is no doubt a most strong selling point of Windows Phone, and with Windows 8 you can now even highly customize them.