Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:58
The last week or so has averaged 100 new apps per day, and more apps are dropping at an increasing rate. There would probably be about 10,000 apps in Store by October 26th, which is pretty great for a launch. Of course these numbers are meaningless, but hey, marketing is all about numbers.
The most complex WinRT app thus far is here - PowerDirector. No one's going to create professional content with this, sure, but I am pleasantly surprised just how usable and fluid it is. For home videos it is actually a quicker process than using the desktop version with mouse and they have done a pretty good job to enable precise input with touch. Heck, even for a quick Youtube video this is a pretty good solution. Tried it out with AVCHD 1080p footage from a professional camera - Sony FS100 - and I was amazed to see it play back the native footage real-time on my MSI Windpad. Really impressed overall and probably the most productive app ever released for a touch device. (Yes, I have used iMovie and Avid Studio on iPad - this is much better already)