The Windows Phone Marketplace now offers more than 9,000 apps and games with 100 new apps being added every day, Microsoft has revealed.
According to a blog post made by Todd Brix, senior director of Windows Phone Marketplace, the app store is growing at a considerable rate following a concerted drive.
Windows Phone now has 32,000 registered developers creating apps for the platform, while the WP developer tools have been downloaded more than one million times.
The company has also introduced new developer tools that let app makers add trial capabilities to their Windows Phone applications. The functionality will let users trial the apps before upgrading to a paid version.
“Users like trials. Paid apps that include trial functionality are downloaded 70 times more than paid apps that don’t include trial functionality, expanding the number of potential customers to purchase the full paid version,” Microsoft claimed.
The company also launched its Global Publisher Program which allows developers from all over the world to partner with a Global Publisher to publish apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Publishers will be able to submit apps on behalf of their developer customers. The pricing and terms of service are then decided by the publisher.