Windows Phone now offers over 130,000 apps, claims 40,000 new developers since WP8 launch

Microsoft has hit another milestone with its Windows Phone operating system, claiming today it has surpassed 130,000 apps and games on the newly-named Windows Store.

In a blog post from Barcelona, Todd Brix, head of the Windows Phone app ecosystem, offers a glimpse at what has changed since Windows Phone 8 launched in late October. Over 40,000 developers have been added to the roster since Microsoft launched the WP8 SDK at BUILD in early November. He says there has been “significant increase in activity” recently, with a 75% boost in app downloads and a 91% improvement in paid app revenue for developers; the average Windows Phone user now downloads 55 apps, also a sizeable increase in just six months.

Microsoft is also launching its new Dev Center app, which allows app developers to see how their apps are performing.

Source: Windows Blog