Up, up and away, Windows Store passes 100,000 apps

Up, up and away, Windows Store passes 100,000 apps
When you consider that Windows 8 has been on the market for less than a year, the ecosystem of apps for the operating system is growing at a very rapid clip. In the wake of the //build/ 2013 conference this past week in San Francisco, Microsoft is hoping to keep the momentum going with the Windows App Builders Twitter feed announcing today that the Windows Store now has over 100,000 apps available.

The //build/ conference gave Microsoft the opportunity to re-engage with the developer community and share some of the things we have to look forward to in Windows 8.1, of which a preview is available now.

Now we look forward to seeing how Microsoft will further unify the experience between devices. While Windows 8.1 looks like it remedies many of the issues encountered in Windows 8, there are still a lot of concerns about a touch-centric UI on a desktop environment and vice-versa. However, given the progress that has been made thus far, we are pretty excited to see how Windows and Windows Phone environments grow over the next several months.

source: Windows App Builders (Twitter)

FEATURED VIDEO

18 Comments

1. FlushGordon unregistered

Do you have to pay $2 for a gawd darn flashlight app which can found everywhere in the PLAY STORE for free?

2. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Windows 8?

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I assumed u mean on windows phone? There are free flashlight apps, quite a few. Why do u need a flashlight on windows 8 (pc/laptop/hybrid/tablets)? Those stuff dont even have a flash.

6. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Dude this is windows... freaking best os in the world... paying $ for free apps found else where is normal here... and there is no guarantee it will work and there is no return policy... you know MS is miles ahead of everyone else... right wp fans?

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I've never paid for an app on WP or Windows, and never had an issue working with the developer/publisher on the minor glitches that sometimes arise. You're right that Windows seems to be the best though IMHO ;)

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Mind explaining now its the best OS in the world.....

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

how you suppose to use flashlight on tablet or desktop PC O_o

19. Dastrix unregistered

Why would you need/use a flashlight on Windows 8? I'm assuming you're talking about WP8, so check out Flashlight XT. It's probably the best flashlight app. Simplistic UI and functional. And it's free, so you can't go wrong.

4. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Dropbox hopefully coming soon.

5. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I can use flashlight on the lumia 920 without any app O.o

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Trolls dont really use their brains. They just hate blindly. They think they can force their own opinions on others. And there is no such thing as using flash torch light on windows 8; it;s a desktop/tablet OS. This article clearly stated windows 8. Windows 8 has >100,000 apps; windows phone has >150,000 apps. They are separate.

20. Dastrix unregistered

I agree. People complaining about the lack of apps don't realize that by the time Windows and WP are unified, there would be around ~300,000 apps, maybe even more. Unless I'm wrong, that's a brilliant strategy by MS; starting off separately is really paying off and it shows. xD

10. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

cool!

11. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

msft doing their level best fr d pcs , notebook n everythng.. Bt nthng gud fr nokia. Move ur lazy bums u msft techies...

14. chrisbeto10

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Are there apps in the marketplace that work in the proper desktop? Or all apps in the marketplace just work on the metro ui?

15. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

you can use some Stardrock applications and any metro app can run on desktop. forgot name of exact app

18. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It's called "Modern Mix"http://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/ I have it installed on my computer. Works great.

17. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm yet to understand why it is called common sense, what an irony? I've being in contact with people, I've interacted with different classes of people and I can tell you for sure that common sense is not common, if anything, it's very rare.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.