Earlier this month it was revealed that the Windows Store had managed to rack up close to 13,000 apps, a pretty impressive feat given that Apple’s Mac Store is only sporting 12,641 apps and has been up and running longer. In any case the folks at WinAppUpdate are back with more figures and it seems that in less than a month, Microsoft has managed to bring that number up to around 20,000 apps and are aiming for a pretty ambitious 30,000 apps by the time 2012 is out. Assuming they keep going at this pace, we wouldn’t be surprised if they meet their goal.
Just to clarify, the Windows Store is different from the Windows Phone Store and as you might have surmised by now, the Windows Store caters to Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platforms for both desktop, laptops and tablets. Granted that legacy apps helped boost Microsoft’s Windows Store numbers by quite a bit, it’s still a pretty good start for Windows 8 and for those looking to start shopping for new apps on their new computers/tablets.