Microsoft's Windows Store has hit the 100,000 apps mark in short order.
"Thanks for a great \\build! Just passed 100k apps in the Windows Store," Microsoft tweeted earlier today.
That was fast. Windows 8 was launched only last October.
And it took about a year and a half for the iPad to garner 100,000 iPad-specific apps. "The platform has been out for 453 days, with developers getting access to its software development kit in January 2010, on the day the product was first announced," CNET wrote at the time.
Microsoft released the Windows 8 Developer Preview in September of 2011.
The post went on to say -- replete with screen shots -- that some apps are essentially "spam" that speak more to quantity than quality.
Problem is, every platform has its share of relatively useless apps. Though it is worth pointing out the fact that numbers alone and how fast you get to those numbers isn't necessarily an indication of a platform's superiority.