Windows Store has reached a new milestone, as it currently offers over 50,000 apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT users. To be exact, 50,304 apps have been spotted on the store. Microsoft still has a long way to go before they can compete with Google or Apple but, this milestone is definitely a start.
The report came from MetroStore Scanner, a site which monitors the progress of Microsoft's app store. Back in November the, store reportedly had 25,000 apps and in a span of 4 months that number has doubled. In March alone, an average of about 279 apps, are said to be developed every day.
March 8, Microsoft announced the "Keep the Cash" initiative, which payed developers for creating apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. As per the initiative a developer would be payed $100 per app. Every developer can submit a maximum of 10 apps for a grand total of $2000. The campaign which started on March 8th will continue till June 30th, 2013. This should surly lure developers to bring in more apps. There should be surge in the app count by the end of June. Indeed a smart move by Microsoft.
Meanwhile Google Play is expected to hit 1 million apps by June, while apple store already offers more then 1 million apps, already. In recent news BlackBerry also introduced 100,000 apps to their store. It will be interesting to see, just how many apps, will make way for the Windows store, in the next 2 months.