Microsoft hit a milestone today on the way to what they are hoping is mobile world domination; their Windows 7 Mobile Operating system has now reached over 18,000 applications.
Apple in their advertising and when Steve Jobs speaks constantly reminds people they have hundreds of thousands of Apps.
Google is also constantly saying they have a hundred thousand or so apps.
- But does the number actually matter?
- Realistically how many does a person need?
- How many do they really use?
- Aren’t most of the Apps really do the same thing? I have seen at least 20 Twitter apps without even trying/
Microsoft states its quality over quantity – “We stayed focused on giving consumers the apps they wanted most,” declared Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone 7 marketing, Achim Berg on the services rapid rise in available app content.
I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.2 (still waiting for Samsung to upgrade it to 2.3) and also own a Samsung Galaxy S (also running Android 2.2), and have loaded Apps on to both devices but here is what I found:
- I installed the Apps I actually use – currently Twitter, Seesmic, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, Flash and that’s about it. Do I really need an App that is a Compass? Makes Fart noises?
- It’s actually difficult to find what you want and make sure the App when you do is form a reputable provider (of course if the App comes from Twitter etc you know its okay)
So what I would like to know is:
- How many Apps do you have on your phone?
- How many do you actually use of the ones you have installed?
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