Chris Burns, Dec 27th 2011
When it comes to applications for the mobile platform, it’s essentially the same situation for any device ecosystem as it is for a mall: anchor stores are necessary to keep the whole structure active – and the same is true of the Windows Phone Marketplace which just this week hit 50,000 apps. This isn’t the highest amount of apps in a mobile market, not by a long shot, but with an environment for apps that is, as many Windows Phone fans will tell you, still developing, it’s certainly a milestone to be proud of. What you’ve got to keep this all anchored down is a set of apps that everyone wants, everyone needs!
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50k apps, here’s three anchors that matter - SlashGear