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Microsoft’s Former Silverlight Programmer Examines Marketplace Stats

August 19, 2011 No Comments

Former Microsoft Silverlight Program Manager Justin Angel  decided that he was going to download every app on the Marketplace in order to figure out what programs developers were using for their apps and a little bit more:

“Wrote a query that runs on the entire WP7 marketplace and looks for XAPs with the exact same DLLs”

Only 16 apps out of the top 2064 WP7 apps use VB.Net. None use F#. Conclusion: 99.2% of top 2064 WP7 apps are written in C#.

coding4fun is in the top 50 for the top 2000 apps. I’ll be blogging about the final results once I have them 🙂

Totally blown away by the preliminary results. Amazing statistics really showing the WP7 ecosystem being immense, diverse and resilient.

1029 apps in the top 2064 WP7 apps are using the Silverlight Toolkit for WP7! Almost 50%!

Interesting little tidbits on the Marketplace. Good to know that Silverlight is the preferred software for developing apps for WP7.

Source: mobilitydigest


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