Windows data and market share
Windows was created by Microsoft in 2010. With the smartphone revolution, Microsoft decided to create an OS for mobile devices that has evolved over the years and changed names several times: Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile. Windows Store is the platform where all the Windows apps can be downloaded. Windows Store is a merge of Windows Phone Store, Xbox video and Xbox Music. All Windows apps must be curated and certified by Microsoft’s app store.
The success of Android and iOS has reduced Windows’ market share to 1.1%, but Microsoft still keeps supporting their latest OS, Windows 10 Mobile. This OS still has access to the Windows Store, a shared app store by all Windows OS, including desktop, where Windows apps (around 700.000) are available for download and purchase. The largest categories on the Windows Store are: Games, Entertainment, Books and Reference and Education.
Why you should develop a Windows app
Windows apps are developed exclusively for Windows Phones. Windows apps are also a good choice if you are looking for an application compatible with Windows desktop and the Xbox. There are other mobile devices that use Windows apps, like the Microsoft Surface.
What app project owners can find on the AppFutura Windows directory
The best Windows app developers in the world can be found in this Windows development directory. Take a look at the reviews on each profile, which have been thoroughly validated by our team, and work with your developer of choice from the safety of our escrow payment system.
You can check some of the Windows app projects we have on our marketplace