In their first month, sales of Windows 8 licenses exceeded 40 million! Most of us have come to think that the only real ‘players’ in the field of mobile apps are iOS and Android, forever locked in competition – but now there’s a new player on the field, and the opportunities for app developers are definitely exciting.
In the past few weeks, Windows 8 has been all over the media, with Huffington Post talking about the implications for app developers and the Chicago Tribune printing an in-depth feature article on the first months’ sales numbers. At E.B.B. Interactive, we’re most interested in the opportunities this presents to mobile app developers.
Sure, Windows apps won’t rise to the top overnight, but there is so much room at the moment for development of Windows apps, when you take into consideration that there are more than 600,000 (each) Android and iOS apps in the apps store now, compared to only 20,000 mobile apps in the Windows app store. Less competition means an amazing opportunity for app developers to get into the market while the competition is relatively low.
The numbers are thus far proving to be significant for Windows 8; of the top 300 apps, downloads of Windows apps exceeded those of the Apple Mac App Store by a factor of three. Potential new markets are always welcome and exciting news for mobile application developers. While it’s never too crowded in established app stores for a newcomer and the potential to make money is unlimited, the more crowded those markets become, the more disconcerting it can be for individuals wanting to develop a new app. Now that there’s potentially a new market and new platform to work with, it also means new opportunities.
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