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