Today on the Windows Developer Show, on which I was a guest, Microsoft’s Bryan Tomlinson announced that the new Windows Phone App Studio had seen usage higher than the company anticipated, with 30,000 applications started in the first 48 hours of the tool’s life.
Given the stronger-than-expected demand, Microsoft is currently “throttling” usage to the service. However, your lag time to entry should not be too long. Perhaps a day.
Why does the 30,000-projects-started figure matter? Simply because it shows that developers and non-developers showed up to test the darn thing out. I was one of the 30,000.