Windows Phone Marketplace has reached an important milestone of 50,000 apps published as of today. This is not an official number from Microsoft but from All About Windows Phone which tracks Windows Phone Marketplace. Just a month ago, Windows Phone Marketplace reached 40,000 apps mark and December month boosted the app numbers better than expected.
According to AAWP,
The Windows Phone Marketplace has now passed the 50,000 app and games submission mark. Content is being added at the rate of 265 items per day. At the time of writing, 50,126 items have been published. Of these, 17,276 were added in the last 90 days and 8,010 were added in the last 30 days. These items come from 13,002 different publishers.
The 50,000 mark, which has been reached sooner than we estimated, is a key milestone, but more important is the accelerating growth of the Marketplace. It took just over a year to get to 40,000 apps, but just 40 days to add the next 10,000 apps. That bodes well for Windows Phone in 2012.