The Windows Store has reached 150,000 apps almost a year and half after the release of Windows 8. For some perspective it took Windows Phone about two years to accomplish the same goal. Since then the app growth of Windows Phone has stalled somewhat with about 200,000 apps currently.
Win Beta reports:
While the Windows Store continues to see improvement as the months go by, the app count has struggled to climb. The Windows Store has seen a slow climb in apps since July of 2013, having only jumped up by 50,000 apps in just eight months. Of course, of all these new apps that have been made available, a lot of them are crap or spam apps. Only a handful of the 150,000 apps are actually considered “quality apps” – apps that have a balance between design, content, and usefulness.
We are starting to see more quality apps come to the Windows Store. VLC is an example of this, and we recently talked to their lead developer about some of the challenges of bringing an app to the WinRT platform. Of course it goes without saying that the Windows Store has a long way to go before it catches up to iOS, Android, or even the Windows Phone store for that matter.