Microsoft also handed out tablets to the developers so they could start building applications.
Over six months later, 99 apps are available in App Store. Should the ecosystem look at that as a success, failure, or something else? The answer to that question depends on the measuring stick you use.
As I was saying before, this app ecosystem will either make or break the new Windows 8. Microsoft does show an interest into jump-starting the app market for their new OS, but the effects are still to be desired. Android should be a “not this way” example, having available less than 100 tablet apps months after their tablets launched.