Speaking to TechCruch, Microsoft has revealed that the Windows Phone Store has hit 3 billion cumulative downloads so far, and is currently servicing 10 million transactions per day, or 300 million per month.
This is up from 9 million in September and 6.6 million in June, indicating a very clear trajectory upwards.
The store now has 190,000 apps, with 500 added each day, though with initiatives like the App Studio one does have to wonder about the quality of those apps.
The number is about 5% of iOS’s cumulative total, but then the platform is only starting it hit its stride now.
Since the release of Windows Phone 8 last year monthly paid app revenue was also up 181% and app downloads has increased 290%.
The news coincides with several long-awaited apps such as Instagram and Vine arriving in the Windows Phone Store and the trajectory hopefully means in 2014 there will be much less talk of the “app gap”.