In the month of March, there has been a significant increase in the number of apps in Windows Store and the total count has crossed the 50,000 mark.

Windows Store has reached a new milestone with 50,000 Windows 8 apps on the online store. This is a great achievement for the company and a sign for all Windows 8 users that there is a lot more still to come. The road is long, and new apps will always be coming for you.

The number of apps available for Windows 8 were increasing from the time Windows 8 was launched to the end of the year 2012. Then we saw a decrease in the number of new apps coming in, and by the end of February this year, the number of apps had almost made it to 45,000. In the month of March, there has been a significant increase in the number of apps for Windows 8 and the total count has already crossed the 50,000 mark.

According to the latest report from the MetroStore Scanner website, the total number of apps on the Windows Store have already crossed 50,000, and as of now the number is around 50,304 and counting as there will be more apps added to the store as I write this post. MetroStore Scanner is a website that records how many apps are available in the online app store, and thanks to their data we have these numbers.

This is definitely good news for Windows 8 users as they now have a better choice and more apps to choose from. However, the fact still remains that just like Blackberry World online store, which crossed the 100,000 app mark, even the Windows Store does not have a lot of quality apps that would really interest users. The number is strong and increasing, but the quality still has to go a long way. There definitely are a lot of good apps on the Windows Store, but the quantity of such apps need to increase.

Like all the other online app stores, Windows Store is full of free apps that really do not count as a standard app or most of the time have very limited uses. These apps mainly contribute to the total number but are rarely downloaded and used by consumers. Even though Microsoft has never given out the official number for Windows 8 apps available on the online store, we are sure enough that the 50,000 mark has already been crossed.

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