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#121 Detection

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 22:30

Thats a "great" application. I mean, uses 20MB doing nothing and it does not update if you dont start it and keep it running on the background. What a genius idea this 'metro' applications.


Well make a better one then rather than being the hypocritical back seat driver ?


#122 grayscale

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 22:40

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#123 grayscale

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:21

BookReader

Finally, a Metro epub reader :D (DRM-free only)
- has Sepia, Light and Dark theme as well as a
- variety fonts and font sizes.
- can open local files as well as on the cloud
- option for one or two columns.

Has ads but only $2 to remove it.

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#124 Cereal Bawks

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 15:43

Here's an app of mine. A 25-key mini piano backed by a synthesizer. Doesn't do multitouch yet, since I don't have a tablet to test yet.

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http://apps.microsof...42-1a96ec3ab4ce

#125 Subhadip

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24

The expected surge for launch week is starting. The worldwide total is now nearly 8000 and at this rate we could be at 15000 apps for GA. Pretty cool apps starting to pop up too.

#126 remixedcat

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:28

Inrix Traffic is cool!!! Lots of havock in columbus,oh! Hope it clears up before I go to microcenter in a few weeks!!!

#127 grayscale

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:09

The expected surge for launch week is starting. The worldwide total is now nearly 8000 and at this rate we could be at 15000 apps for GA. Pretty cool apps starting to pop up too.

Damn, I'm still seeing just around 4500

#128 Subhadip

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 15:05

Damn, I'm still seeing just around 4500


Yes, that is how much you would see for US, as there are many regional apps. Consider that the number was 3600 on Sunday, so that's nearly a thousand apps added in 30 hours or so!

Anyway, some huge apps starting to come in, notably Google.

Music got a major update too. It's looking awesome now, particularly with the Xbox Music integration. My only complaint is it doesn't play FLAC yet but I am aware I am in the very small minority who use FLAC.

#129 PGHammer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:11

Just ignore him. This is supposed to be a thread for sharing Win8 apps, not another To-Win8-or-not-to-Win8.

OP: News Bento: I think this has a lot of potential. Great RSS reader but doesn't have Google Reader integration yet. The page switching could use some help as well.


Also, the Skype Windows 8 app is available for those of us running the RTM. And *yes* it does support remaining running in the background - it actually requests that in the setup phase.

Additional feature - it merges existing Skype accounts into Microsoft accounts (yay - Single Signon comes to Skype).

#130 aniv

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:19

Also, the Skype Windows 8 app is available for those of us running the RTM. And *yes* it does support remaining running in the background - it actually requests that in the setup phase.

Additional feature - it merges existing Skype accounts into Microsoft accounts (yay - Single Signon comes to Skype).


I am running Win 8 Pro x64 RTM. I dont see the Skype app yet. How did you get it?

#131 firebelly

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:24

there should be a way to search for apps

#132 ~Johnny

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:30

Here's an app of mine. A 25-key mini piano backed by a synthesizer. Doesn't do multitouch yet, since I don't have a tablet to test yet.

http://apps.microsof...42-1a96ec3ab4ce


So you know, it does actually support multitouch, to the extent that you can touch and interact with multiple keys and attempt to do the same with the dials.

#133 +Ryster

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:33

there should be a way to search for apps


<facepalm>

Have you been living under a rock since Windows 8's most basic features were demonstrated? Try clicking the search charm when in the store, or click it from anywhere and choose store from the list of apps to search.

#134 grayscale

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:34

there should be a way to search for apps

What do you mean? Search is on the charms bar (or win+q if you want to use the keyboard)

#135 Enron

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 23:34

I don't have Windows 8 yet and I don't know if it comes installed, but the Solitaire app from Microsoft looks like a lot of fun.