Windows Phone 7 now has over 15000 developers

first_imgIf you had any doubts over Windows 7 being a viable platform for development you will be pleased to know that Microsoft revealed this week that is now has over 15,000 registered Windows Phone 7 developers.The developers have also been busy bees, as they are hammering out a large number of applications to support the platform. Microsoft already has nearly 2,500 apps in the Marketplace and by the end of the week this could rise to 3,000, whilst nowhere near the level of Android or Apple its quite impressive given the time the OS has been around.AdChoices广告Todd Brix, Group Product Planner for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft commented..Clearly we’re just getting warmed up, we know that many Windows Phone developers have gone to great lengths to ensure that their apps and games are in Windows Phone Marketplace this holiday season…We’re heading into one of the biggest shopping weeks of the year and we’re on pace to offer roughly 3,000 apps and games by the end of this week. Microsoft are clearly focused on promoting the apps in the Marketplace. For example, its Windows Phone 7 Apps and Games are listing on Bing’s Visual Search so you can quickly search and scroll through every available app of this type. Secondly their own games console is being used to promote Windows Phone 7 on the Xbox dashboard. Of course they have their usual marketing and advertising campaigns, but they are also using their microsoft.com homepage to promote their latest mobile OS.Todd Brix concluded…We will continue to generate more visibility in more markets across all of the screens that people rely on throughout their daily lives. Developers and the apps they create are central to the Windows Phone experience and we’re doing our best to show people that Windows Phone 7 features a great list of quality apps that take advantage of the phones unique features to extend the phone experience. Read more at Winrumorslast_img read more