Data collected by the MetroStore Scanner shows there are now 40,158 apps in Microsoft's Windows Store. The Next Web notes the rate of app submissions to Microsoft's online store is slowing down significantly, currently it stands around 156 apps per day, versus 415 per day in December.
This data, collected by MetroStore Scanner, indicates that since December 27th 5,000 applications have been added to the Windows Store in Windows 8. On a per day basis, Windows 8 is therefore accreting around 156 apps per day. That number is a bit of a misnomer, as all but no apps are approved on Mondays, and Sundays are slow as well.
That rate is down sharply from the 14,557 apps that Windows 8 collected in the 35 days preceding the 35,000 app mark reached in late December. At that point, Windows 8 was collecting applications at a rate of 415 per day.