Windows Phone Marketplace now home to more than 25,000 apps

By on July 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM.

Windows Phone Marketplace now home to more than 25,000 apps

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace is now home to more than 25,000 applications, according to the app tracking website WindowsPhoneAppList. That’s a rapid jump from the 18,000 applications that were available in May but it’s still a far cry from the competing app stores offered by Apple and Google. The Android Marketplace is populated with more than 200,000 applications, and Apple said in May that its iTunes App Store boasts more than 500,000 apps. The top-5 paid apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace are all games. Angry Birds is the most popular download, followed by Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, Plants vs. Zombies, Doodle Jump, and Pac Man Championship Edition DX. Microsoft has yet to officially announce having reached the milestone. More →

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Doodle Jump updated with multiplayer support

By on March 30, 2011 at 8:55 PM.

Doodle Jump updated with multiplayer support

Doodle Jump for iOS has been out for as long as we can remember and it’s been blessed with a number of seasonal updates… but we’re particularly hyped up for the update that was pushed out Wednesday. Now Doodle Jump addicts —  including the team here at BGR — can play against one another and test their jumping skills. In multiplayer mode, the first person to pass the 12,000 point mark wins, but the game throws some curve balls at you, too. For instance, if one player bounces off of a spring, another player can’t use that same spring. If one player falls, the game is over. We definitely had some adrenaline pumping while going head-to-head against one another. We love that multiplayer works over Wi-Fi, which allowed us to play against one another from different states. Yes, Jonathan won. Hit the jump for a link to the free update. More →

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Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie game now free for iOS

By on March 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM.

Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie game now free for iOS

Doodle Jump fans, we realize it might be hard to put down the game for a few minutes to read this post, but bear with us. Today, “Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie” launched for free in the App Store for iOS devices. The game was developed through a partnership between Lima Sky, which created the first Doodle Jump game, and Universal Pictures, for a new movie called Hop. As TouchArcade points out, you’ll take the controls as a rabbit named E.B., the son of the Easter Bunny who needs more practice jumping. There are twenty-five levels, eight of which are available now, and one new level will become available each day until Hop hits theaters on April 1st. Our high score during our first play was 4,074. Yes, we know it’s pathetic, but it’s the best we could do. More →

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