As we enter a new fiscal year, Microsoft announced that the Windows Store surpassed 100,000 apps. This announcement came on the heels of the Microsoft //BUILD conference in San Francisco and about eight months after the official launch of the Windows 8 operating system.
While competitors including Google Play and Apple App Store are closer to 1 million apps, the latest Microsoft app growth trend is a generally positive one for Microsoft developers.
In our March 2013 survey, we asked our customers if they had experience building mobile applications and we observed that 47% of our U.S.-based customers have experience building mobile applications.
In a subsequent question, we asked how many web and mobile apps have they developed. For this post, I will only look at the 47% of U.S.-based customers with mobile application development experience and see how many apps they have developed.
The chart below shows that 19% of this group developed only one app. But most (49%) of this group developed between 2 to 10 apps and 32% of the group developed over 10 apps.
So to recap, we are seeing a large percentage of our customers have experience developing mobile apps and those that make mobile apps are developing multiple apps. That’s great! That is exactly why we chose to develop and launch Snapp, our .NET Platform as a Service.
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