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Microsoft has announced at Mobile World Congress that the Windows Phone Store now includes more than 130,000 applications, or 10,000 more new apps since December.

In addition, according to the company, app downloads have increased by 75 percent and 40,000 developers have registered in the first 3 months since the Windows Phone 8 launch. In addition, paid app revenue has increased 91 percent and 500,000 SDK downloads have occurred since October 30.

Windows Phone has been steadily gaining market share steadily over the past year. Its app store doubled in size in 2012 overall, and had surpassed 100,000 app submissions in June.

Microsoft also revealed a new Dev Center App for developers to monitor their apps’ download data, reviews, and crash trends, along with other metrics. The app includes a Windows Phone 8 Live Tile so — as is the purpose of the Live Tile — developers won’t have to actually open the app to view their application data.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at