Microsoft Corporation has hit 100,000 Windows 8 applications. Around 8 months ago, Windows 8 went for sale in October. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer anticipated that Windows 8 will hit 100,000 apps by July in time for the Build conference. However, the milestone was achieved slightly after Build.
This means that it took around 7 months for Windows 8 to hit 100,000 apps. It took Windows Phone around 18 months to hit the same milestone. It took the Apple App Store around 14 months to hit iPad-specific apps. Android hit 100,000 apps in 18 months.
Below is a tweet that the Windows App Builders account wrote about the milestone: