Elop: Windows Phone Marketplace has two-thirds of top apps

Elop: Windows Phone Marketplace has two-thirds of top appsY’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.

via: Pocket-lint

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2012 at 16:05

Stop picking on the lad...

Pondlife  Apr. 20, 2012 at 16:17

Going to have to pick you up for being overly positive towards WP7 in headline. You say it has 2/3 they say soon it will have, which is odd concept as I can't be sure what will be in the top 100 in few weeks...

We will soon have more than two-thirds of the top 100 applications

Mind you I bet lots in the top 100 atm aren't worthwhile or are similar.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 20, 2012 at 16:19

Also, they don't currently have 2/3, they say they soon will.

Doesn't change their ~2% market share though. LOL.

socialjeebus  Apr. 21, 2012 at 06:21

So, let me get this straight: he thinks that the fact that one day they should have 2/3 top apps is an actual selling point?

Own goal after own goal, he'd be better shutting up and promoting what they actually have (which despite the numerous public statements I yet to actually understand).

I'm quite happy with my Android phone and iOS iPod touch. Not particularly interested in switching to a platform with less choice unless:

1) it's significantly cheaper
2) it's significantly better/faster/etc
3) it's has some kind of killer function (which it doesn't)

The thousands of people employed at Nokia whose jobs are effectively on the line, must shudder every time he speaks.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 21, 2012 at 07:28

well said.
Another MS marketing head for mobile has just resigned. After 5 months...

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