A milestone approaching, 50,000 apps in the marketplace

When Microsoft rebranded their mobile division to Windows Phone in Spring 2010, Microsoft called out to developers to populate apps for their new marketplace. At the same time, Microsoft offered incentives to current developers to make more apps for Windows Phone in terms of better pay scales, offering new phones to developers, and opening the platform to student developers in several countries (such as India). One year later, the Windows Phone marketplace has grown to levels only comparable to the Apple iPhone platform in terms of developer support and app creation. Microsoft is slowly reaching 50,000 apps, according both to Appflow and Windows Phone app list. While there are a lot of similar apps in the marketplace and some spam apps (what app store doesn’t have this), its only been since July that the Microsoft app store reached a key 25,000 app milestone in the marketplace. Not only does 50,000 apps give users more flexibility in terms of comparable apps (or ported apps) on different platforms, but it also means that the initial developer push was not in vein at all. Kudos Microsoft, this is a great accomplishment for any platform!

Out of curiosity, what are your favorite apps? Let us know in the comments!


Unofficial Klout application Klout Score coming to Windows Phone soon

If you are still drinking the Social media ranking Kool Aid then is probably one of the websites you frequently visit and get a sense of achievement from increase in your Klout Score. If you are one of them then an upcoming application from developer Julien Dollon, Klout Score, will satisfy your social media hunger to a large extent. Klout Score is an unofficial application for Windows phone that looks very similar the the Web interface. In fact, it’s hard to believe that it’s not an official offering from Klout. So job well done, Mr and Mrs. Dollon.

Klout Score

Klout Score

Quick look at the features and demo of the application below:

  • Connect with your klout username
  • See and Share your klout score with 2 theme (black/light)
  • Auto update your klout score in the tile each day
  • See your favorite topics and ask for +K
  • See influencers and influencees


The application is said to be available next week for free . Hit the Source link for more information.