Microsoft's senior director for Windows Phone Brandon Watson has posted a blog entitled ‘A Year Later-The Windows Phone 7 Numbers That Matter', which provides a numerical perspective on how the platform has evolved over the past year.
Of course deciding which numbers matter is a very subjective, erm, matter. While Watson wants to bring attention to the WP7 developer community, we would like Microsoft to reveal the total number of WP7 units sold in that time. We have to assume that not a very big number or Microsoft would be shouting it from the rooftops.
Anyway here are the figures Watson did see fit to share:
- 1.5 Million - The number of times Windows Phone Developer Tools have been down loaded
- 36,000 - Members of the AppHub community
- 11,500 - Apps
- 7,500 - Paid apps
- 1,200 - New developers registering per week
- 1,100 - Ad-funded apps
- 12 - App downloads per user per month.
- 1.8 - Average time, in days, it takes for an app to be certified
- 62% - Percentage of apps that pass certification first time
- 44% - Proportion of paid apps that have a trial version
- 40% - Percentage of registered developers that have published an app.