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#1 mightymightyme

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:14

With Oct. 26th coming soon I'm starting to get worried about the lack of apps on the app store. Not the overall numbers, but the lack of some of the big ones you expect to see here. I was relieved to see a Netflix app, but I'm still worried because I haven't seen any of the following yet either.

1. Facebook (A native app) No explanation necessary.
2. DropBox: This is one of my go to apps that I use on everything, I know Skydrive is a great competitor, but its still not the market leader that Dropbox is.
3. Twitter (native) people just expect this.
4. Hulu Plus: It's right up there with Netflix
5. Amazon Cloud Player: Skydrive isn't competing with this yet, and its a favorite among people who buy their music from Amazon.

Are there any apps you think need to be there soon, or something that you think doesn't belong on the list?


#2 PGHammer

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:21

With Oct. 26th coming soon I'm starting to get worried about the lack of apps on the app store. Not the overall numbers, but the lack of some of the big ones you expect to see here. I was relieved to see a Netflix app, but I'm still worried because I haven't seen any of the following yet either.

1. Facebook (A native app) No explanation necessary.
2. DropBox: This is one of my go to apps that I use on everything, I know Skydrive is a great competitor, but its still not the market leader that Dropbox is.
3. Twitter (native) people just expect this.
4. Hulu Plus: It's right up there with Netflix
5. Amazon Cloud Player: Skydrive isn't competing with this yet, and its a favorite among people who buy their music from Amazon.

Are there any apps you think need to be there soon, or something that you think doesn't belong on the list?


1. That's up to Facebook's devs.
2. The same can be said of ANY popular cloud-storage app - right now, SkyDrive is the only one developed for Modern UI (in the Windows Store right now for free).
3. Available today - MetroTwit.
4 AND 5. That is up to the developers (Amazon DOES have a ModernUI version of the Kindle e-reading app).

#3 simplezz

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:57

Angry Birds. Modern Combat 3. Asphalt 6.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:03

vmware view and a decent media player

#5 Zain Adeel

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:16

What im scared of is the fact that MS themselves don't really know how to best design apps for their new UI. They did find a great formula for WP7 8. The same cannot be applied to the landscape approach needed for the UI in Windows 8.

First I want them to find the best possible design guidelines. Design their own native apps according to that. Let the developers follow.

The facebook app on WP7 is really bad. so is twitter or many others. I use MetroTwit on Win8 and its pretty good. I want such a good app for facebook. I don't hope much from Facebook developers. They are bad with Metro UI.
We need Apps with a consistent or innovative design like some really good apps on WP7.

Right now all or majority of Win8 apps look the same. The layout doesn't work for everything. Developers should innovate with the flexibility given in the Metro UI.

#6 articuno1au

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:21

Would love to see how they pull off a VM in HTML5 and Javascript..

Honestly, I don't even use Metro apps so it doesn't make a difference to me, but I think your list is too personalised. Hulu/Netflix et all aren't available in a lot of countries, so it won't be tooooooo much of an issue.

That said I expect we'll see all those apps start hitting the market place right after release :)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:38

Would love to see how they pull off a VM in HTML5 and Javascript..


That would be a better candidate for native C++, which is also fully supported by the WinRT platform.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:16

vmware view is a client to connect to a remote VM.

#9 elangab

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:22

4. Hulu Plus: It's right up there with Netflix

Are there any apps you think need to be there soon, or something that you think doesn't belong on the list?


Also, Hulu "Basic", If I can't use the website under RT, a Hulu "Basic" app would help a lot

#10 OP mightymightyme

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 14:50

2. The same can be said of ANY popular cloud-storage app - right now, SkyDrive is the only one developed for Modern UI (in the Windows Store right now for free).

Actually Box has had a free app for some time now in the Windows Store.

I think your missing the point on the other apps, regardless of whose fault it is, it's the platform that suffers.

Vmware View would be killer, also I should of listed a Cisco compatible VPN client for RT.

#11 Xilo

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 14:57

All of these apps are already on Windows. Don't see what the problem is...

#12 efjay

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 14:59

Or you could use your browser and get all the features right there. :/

#13 spudtrooper

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 15:04

vmware view and a decent media player


I second VMware view - especially on the RT side. The Xbox media player works for me though and i'm sure there will be 100 players within a week of launch :)

Also, doesn't Hulu work in browser? i believe MS put in a light weight flash player to support web videos.. a native app would be nice and i'm pretty sure a native app will be there on launch using the same code that the Xbox runs

#14 xendrome

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 15:05

All of these apps are already on Windows. Don't see what the problem is...


Same here, unless OP is talking about Windows RT, then that changes everything... perhaps someone needs to be specific.. since Windows 8 is not Windows RT...

#15 spudtrooper

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 15:05

Vmware View would be killer, also I should of listed a Cisco compatible VPN client for RT.


Anyone seen any mention of cisco having an RT client?