Almost 1,600 Windows 8 apps now in Windows Store

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it had increased the number of countries and territories that can sell Windows 8 apps from the Windows Store to a total of 120 international markets. As one might expect, this has caused a big increase in the number of Windows 8 apps to be made available on the Windows Store feature.

Late on Thursday, Wes Miller, the Research VP at the third party analyst company Directions on Microsoft , posted a note on his Twitter page that said:

Last week, unofficial numbers said that the number of Windows 8 apps had gone up to 1,080 in the Windows Store. While Microsoft has yet to confirm any of these numbers, it seems likely that the amount of Windows 8 app that will be added to the Windows Store will increase greatly in the six weeks before Windows 8 itself is launched on October 26th.

Source: Wes Miller's Twitter page

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Jason_Coffey said,
All this site is now is Windows 8 crap.. The next headline with be "Almost 1,602 Windows 8 apps now in Windows Store"

Then you should go to macrumors.com or something

after the consumer release of W8 you will see much more apps in the store, why would they put all the good stuff up now when it has not been publically released yet.

Lets all try to remember the first month of the Apple Apps Store.... How many Fart Apps could we find? Most where useless and I guess it's all part of growing up.

By this time next year, it's probably gonna be filled with useful apps.

Some of the apps look like their from folks who just got their hands on Visual Studio Express for Windows 8, created apps in 30 minutes and posted them. Like mi2km. Guess what it does? A big screen where you can convert miles to kilometers. That's all.

devHead said,
Some of the apps look like their from folks who just got their hands on Visual Studio Express for Windows 8, created apps in 30 minutes and posted them. Like mi2km. Guess what it does? A big screen where you can convert miles to kilometers. That's all.

Handy for architects, duh!

EllaP said,

Handy for architects, duh!

Architects use such vast distances? All I'm saying is why would you need a giant full screen app of it?

JHBrown said,
No matter how many apps they have, that operating system can't touch Windows 7!

it's pretty much the same os, aside from a different start menu and faster performance.
don't get me wrong, i love windows 7, but kicking windows 8 in favor of windows 7 mainly in part due to a different start screen is foolish, imo.

JHBrown said,
No matter how many apps they have, that operating system can't touch Windows 7!

Considering Windows 8 can run the same apps as Windows 7 your point is invalid.

/facepalm

Liaqat_ali said,
This is really good news. I am really hoping that WP8 would have all the basic apps before the launch of Lumia 920.

They do already

It's going to be awhile before we a decent amount of quality apps, quite a few that have just been made randomly and barely do anything or are completely broke. That doesn't mean there is a problem, just not surprised about the surge of apps.

Tony. said,
It's going to be awhile before we a decent amount of quality apps, quite a few that have just been made randomly and barely do anything or are completely broke. That doesn't mean there is a problem, just not surprised about the surge of apps.

How do you make an app randomly?

Ahmed Nefzaoui said,
Still can't find a useful app -_-'

Do you even know how to open the market place?, I have found plenty of useful apps like Xbox Live games and RDP clients among them.

It'll probably increase at a relatively fast pace now that ms has given the green light for tons of regions to apply and submit their apps.

nub said,
Yup most are probably garbage.

Probably, yes. Check it out before stating an opinion based on zero facts. It's because of people like you that others turn their back to Windows 8 before they even gave it a try.

Jarrichvdv said,

Probably, yes. Check it out before stating an opinion based on zero facts. It's because of people like you that others turn their back to Windows 8 before they even gave it a try.
Who said he didn't check it out?

The Laughing Man said,
Who said he didn't check it out?

He admitted it himself. (Emphasis mine.)

nub said

Yup most are probably garbage.

If you checked it out yourself, then you'd say something like: "I tried ten applications at random, and nine of them were garbage."

TomJones said,

He admitted it himself. (Emphasis mine.)

If you checked it out yourself, then you'd say something like: "I tried ten applications at random, and nine of them were garbage."


I suppose thats true, maybe English is not his first language who knows, you never know on this site.

The Laughing Man said,

I suppose thats true, maybe English is not his first language who knows, you never know on this site.

Well its clearly not your first language, if you actually read his post you would have seen what the posters above pointed out.