| | 02-09-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Author #1
Windows 8 app releases grind to a near-complete halt [desktop not phone]
Is this referring to their ecosystem for their Windows 8 phones?
Windows 8 app releases grind to a near-complete halt - PC Advisor
"....Worse, the pace of new submissions has only slowed since Windows 8's launch. Despite early qualms about the state of the Windows Store, Microsoft's bold new operating system actually proceeded to grow at a fairly brisk pace once it hit the streets. Developers hit the ground running, pumping nearly 500 apps into the market each and every day, pushing the global total to 20,000 apps in less than a month.
The next 15,000 came at a slightly reduced speed, but it was nothing to worry about. When the Windows Store hit the 35,000 mark on December 27, the finger-friendly apps were flying in at a still-brisk rate of 415 per day, according to The Next Web.
Then the holidays were done, and so was the Windows Store's rapid growth.
It took until January 28--more than a month--for Microsoft's app market to add a mere 5,000 apps and crack the 40,000 app barrier. Some quick off-the-cuff math shows this equals roughly 156 apps per day, or only a third as many apps as were being added per day during the Windows Stores debut month.
I wish I could say the bleeding stopped there. It hasn't. In the 12 days since the Windows Store hit 40,000 apps, only 1648 new additions have popped up in its Metro-ed halls, by MetroStore Scanner's count. The per-day submission rate has crept even lower, to just 137 apps. At that pace, it will take another 424 days before the Windows Store hits the 100,000 app mark that one enthusiastic Microsoft executive expected to hit in just three months...."