So somewhere around the mid of November we saw 40,000 successful Windows Phone app submissions. According to sources, the Windows Phone Marketplace has now passed the 50,000 app and games submission mark.
Out of these 17,276 were added in the last 90 days and 8,010 were added in the last 30 days. The increase in the number of apps has been pretty fast as the prediction by All About Windows Phone said that WP apps will reach the 50,000 mark by January 2012.
The biggest category is Entertainment with 7,543 items followed by books + reference with 7,014 items, games with 6,991 and tools + productivity with 6,797 items. 58% of items in the Windows Phone Marketplace are free, 14% are paid with a free trial and 29% are paid. By comparison, the free / paid ratio for Android is approximately 69% / 31% and for iOS is approximately 43% / 57%.
Off course the numbers aren’t that high as both Android and iOS have at least 10 times more apps available than Windows Phone but WP just took under 14 months to reach the 50,000 milestone where Android took 19 months to reach 50,000 apps since its launch.