Y’know, occasionally I have to remind myself that Stephen Elop works for Nokia and not Microsoft. Is that just me? Jan? Help me out here.
Anyway, good old Elop has been quite outspoken about the fact that quality is far more important than quantity when it comes to apps, and now he reckons the Windows Phone Marketplace has nearly two-thirds of the top apps. Good times.
Elop had plenty to say during yesterday’s earnings call. Ready? I know I am.
"We are focused with Microsoft on talking to developers. We will soon have more than two-thirds of the top 100 applications from competing ecosystems on the Windows Phone marketplace and that continues to grow,” yelled Elop.
"Today we have more than 80,000 apps across 54 markets and in 23 languages. We expect that number to accelerate with the launch of Windows 8. We will continue to invest in third party apps."
Recently we heard that Microsoft and Nokia invested €9 million each in an app development program, in conjunction with Finland’s Aalto University.
And Angry Birds Space is indeed to coming to what Rovio describes as the, eh, “smaller platform”. Eek.