According to Microsoft (via PocketNow) the Windows Mobile Marketplace has 800 Apps. Yes I am not missing any zeros, its is just 800. I can't say I can see that many apps in the marketplace, only 300.
In contrast Androids App Store has close to 20,000 apps, 60% of which are free. The Apple app-store had 50,000 apps back in the summer, so that figure must have increased alot since then. Even Nokia's OviStore has more than 2000 apps, though they do not push the OviStore to all handsets (Why on earth not!!).
So why are there so few apps in the marketplace, when we have such an affluent community of developers over at xda-developers and other similar development sites?
With the IPhone, Apple got the store right, and attracted businesses to develop applications. Android is heading in the same direction. Windows Mobile is lacking, despite having a good market share in the smartphone arena.
What do you think Microsoft need to do, to attract people to submit apps to the marketplace? And I suppose the first question should really be, What should Microsoft do to attract people to use the marketplace?