Windows Store reaches 100,000
It took longer than what was anticipated, but it is finally at this first big milestone.
If Windows 8 (Metro UI and app store) and Windows Phone 8 are to be viable, the perceived gap in available core apps must be bridged. Windows stores do not need to exceed iOS or Google Play (How many duplicate apps are out there? Argument: Quantity or Quality?) to be considered at least passable. However, they do need to have apps that users are using quite frequently. Facebook and Youtube are or will be addressed (Why did it take so long?). However, where are LinkedIn and Instagram? If Windows has these core apps covered and a good overall selection of most types of apps, the numbers are not an automatic reason to prefer Android or iOS as a platform that you as a user want to join.
Developers, on the other hand, follow the users and their dollars. By making great strides in trying to help developers port over native code and HTML5 apps, some developers will be more receptive since the cost of adapting their application to this platform have decreased. Others are going to wait until they see what the users are going to do.