Microsoft promises 100,000 apps in the Windows 8 Store by February, adult-rated video games needn't apply
0. phoneArena 12 Oct 2012, 02:44 posted on
Microsoft's VP of sales and marketing Keith Lorizio said that Redmond realizes how important a strong app ecosystem is for gaining traction, and Microsoft will be agressively pursuing to populate the Windows 8 Store with 100,000 apps in teh first three month after launch, i.e. around February...
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1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
so all the apps will be submitted to the windows store right? so how about apps like bittorrent? are the apps written in .exe apps will run on Windows 8?
7. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
yeah, who the hell are they to decide what apps should consumer get and what they should not get... We should have the freedom to choose as in Android or iOS. Thumbs down for Microsoft for this
9. wp8forever (unregistered)
You are and idiot did you just say apple let you decide lol I can laugh at you all day lol.
14. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
You don't need to come at me like that... I didn't say apple let the customer choose... And I neither hate Microsoft nor their Windows OS, I just dislike this policy... At least read my comment before you bash at me...
12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
well based on your comment i think you may legally need someone to make decisions for you as you obviously aren't smart enough to make your own
2 words that dont go together iOS+freedom
15. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
"2 words that dont go together iOS+freedom". You said it right Bro. But atleast I can get GTA III from the Appstore even if it is adult rated by ELSPA. But in Windows 8 Store it will not be possible in the coming days if this article is true.... And this is just one example... and there are a lot of wonderful games there with 'A rated' assigned by various rating boards... So they won't make it to the Win 8 Store too. So this would be a set back for windows store. Thats why i dislike this policy. May be its just me. I feel you are too loyal to Windows platform to recognize this downside and too dumb to think that others are not smart enough to make comments...
16. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
'' I feel you are too loyal to Windows platform to recognize this downside and too dumb to think that others are not smart enough to make comments...''
well im not loyal to any OS, whatever i feel is better for me i'll get. right now im using symbian as it offers so much for me. and your comment was stupid as you use the word freedom too liberally. you will still have the freedom to choose on windows, and as it matures more will be available everything needs to start somewhere
second just because they wont have these games dont mean its a bad move. why are phones today all marked on how many apps they have available and not the actual quality of the phone itself. besides id rather have lots of essential apps then games
3. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i think .exe will not run on w8 phones, but tablet yes
4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2047; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Oh no,,, don't go apple on us,, will we be able, too side load apps? Pc games, ect?
8. zippolite28 (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
would like to see best apps .... i hope i will see them
10. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
by adult games they mean assassins creed and gta and so on, not sexy beach 3 folks, anyway the first thing that comes to my mind is porn lol
11. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think to be smart they should just have an adult section as the OS matures. There should be limits of course but they certainly should do that to allow a bit of leeway.
13. Jyakotu (Posts: 832; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I can't wait for the Windows Store to get more apps. I love using the Start Screen and the Metro apps.
17. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1363; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
a Full Windows 8 Pro Tablet I believe can get 100000 apps available fast because Windows 8 tablets are a Flat thin PC with a touch screen connected to it's case. Windows 8 Pro Tablets can run the thousands upon thousands of Full Desktop, Laptop or Server programs that were produced to work on them from year 2000 or earlier to this year 2012.it mat take just a few changes in these programs code to change them from a regular Windows program that works well on a desktop. laptop. or windows server to become an Windows 8 "Modern UI" app..Folks I think this is the case which means developers can make money off of selling their old windows Programs /Games and ect buy converting them into a Windows 8 "Modern UI" app. Folks the reason why the Windows 8 tablet computers are so powerful is because they can run full Desktop PC, Laptop or Windows server programs/games ect..technically speaking because of this Windows 8 pro tablets come to the Market with an incredibly large App Eco system. The window RT tablet computers how ever as far as I know will not have a large eco system of apps when they come to market. .Developers will can make money on the Windows RT tablet's because they need apps. people will pay for good apps