Some users have worried aloud whether or not the Unlocked Sony Ericsson Aspen Windows Phone 7 marketplace will have enough apps available to satisfy the app-craving users of smart mobile devices. It now appears that this question has been answered, and the developer community is getting behind the Windows Phone 7 project. Today, the company announced that they already have more than 2,000 apps that will be available in the marketplace. Initial worries about developer support seem to have fallen by the wayside as the interest in developing applications for the platform has skyrocketed in recent months.
The announcement came on The Windows Phone Developer Blog, a blog that is geared toward increasing interest in developing for the platform. News that the marketplace has already been populated with 2,000 apps is a big sign that the marketplace will continue to grow quickly as developers attempt to expand the number of platforms that their apps are available on.
The 2,000 mark is double what the company was hoping to have secured at this point. The Marketplace is currently open for developers to submit applications to. Currently there are a total of 13,000 registered developers for Windows Phone 7, which first launched on Monday. Users that have already purchased their Windows Phone 7 devices should be elated to hear this news because it means that they can expect more apps to be rapidly added to the marketplace in the coming weeks as Microsoft attempts to sift through the submissions.
Success of the Windows Phone 7 platform will depend heavily on the ability of the company to garner interest in developing for it, and this announcement seems to suggest that Microsoft has been doing a good job of that. It will be interesting to watch the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace grow in the coming months as more devices are released for the platform.
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