Growth slowing in Windows Phone app catalogue

If you’ve got a Windows Phone then you’ll noticed that a lot of the “big apps” are now available to download. Microsoft are going to great lengths to show that major Android or iPhone apps are available, or versions of them, on Windows Phone.

But, although it shouldn’t be about quantity over quality, the growth of apps has slowed somewhat. In October we heard that the Windows Phone Store had 120,000 apps, but now there’s 145,000. An additional 25,000 apps in 7 months? Things seem to be slowing down when you consider that the amount of apps doubled in the first six months of 2012. Back in June last year 100,000 apps were in the Marketplace, up from around 50,000 in December 2011.

Hmm.. let’s do the maths…

December 2011 – 50,000
June 2012 – 100,000 (+50,000 in 6 months)
October 2012 – 120,000 (+20,000 in 4 months)
May 2013 – 145,000 (+25,000 in 7 months)

Growth slowing in Windows Phone app catalogue

So, we can see that in the 6 months between December 2011 and June 2012 50,000 apps were added, but in the 7 months from October last year they’ve only added 25,000. In chart format it’s still an upward slope, but let’s hope that the growth continues.