Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the Windows 8 store has passed the 100,000 apps mark. The Redmond-based company released Windows 8 in October last year, so it has taken a little over eight months to achieve this feat.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had predicted that the company will manage to have 100,000 apps in the Windows 8 Store by the time Build Developers conference starts. The Build Developers Conference took place between June 26 to 28, so the company missed this target by a few days.
Microsoft has been adding apps at great speed. In comparison, it took Android and Microsoft's very own Windows Phone store nearly 18 months each to achieve a similar target.
However, some critics are not entirely impressed with Microsoft's achievement as they complain that a lot of applications in the Windows 8 Store are spam or not up to the mark in terms of quality. They claim that the app store is focusing more on quantity rather than churning out quality apps.