From The Forums: Neowin members create Windows 8 apps

The release of Windows 8 also means that any software developer has a way to reach millions of users through one central Windows Store. In fact, a number of Neowin readers have already created some cool Windows 8 apps that you can download and check out for yourself.

Our fearless leader Steven Parker started a forum thread called, "Share your Windows 8 (Store) app recommendations" back in August. Some of our readers have taken the next step in that forum thread and recommended Windows 8 apps that they made themselves.

One of them is Weightless, a free body fat and body mass calculator made by Neowin forum member "Cereal Bawks". In his post announcing the app he states, "For 2 US bucks, you can unlock simple tracking (chart control cost me money, so I kind of want to recoup it)."

In fact, "Cereal Bawks" has more than one app in the Windows Store. He also has a music synthesizer app called, well, Synth that's on sale for $3.49. It's a virtual "25-key piano backed by a triple-oscillator synthesizer for dynamic sound generation."

Forum member "djepi" posted word in the same thread about his StreetCrime UK Windows 8 app. For just $1.49, this is designed to show reports of crimes committed in England and Wales.

PC programmers might want to check out Snippet in the Windows Store, for the price of $3.49. Created by Neowin forum member "pauliusuza", its designed so that coders can "manage the most valuable pieces of code so you can reuse it later in other projects."

If you are a regular Neowin reader and also are a Windows 8 app creator, let us know about your apps in that same message board thread and we may post up a follow-up article in the near future.

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I'm just happy that the apps don't visually look like the typically hideous crap that many Windows programs are.

Kenny Kanashimi Chu said,

Someone should create a Neowin App!
It should be fun but unfortunately i don't have developer account.

I agree awesome to see members and the apps they have created

All of them look alright but weightless is the only metro UI based one and snippets looks like an android app. Thats just my subjective thoughts on the aesthetics though but I've been known to focus on UI more than functionality so take that with a grain of salt

I am developing a Windows 8 app for personal use. It will showcase my past career and my work-related achievements and I will use it when I apply for a job I think it will impress future employers

I don't think that app will become popular. If your applying for a dev job, you should just make a really well made app that consumers will promote and that will impress employers more.

Jarrichvdv said,
I am developing a Windows 8 app for personal use. It will showcase my past career and my work-related achievements and I will use it when I apply for a job I think it will impress future employers
What are u using XAML or HTML5.

I have an app that I wrote, and made it into the store for launch day. The app is Memorylage, and is a photo viewing app that lets you browse your photo collection as a dynamically generated, metro-styled, collage. You can then select your favorite photos to create custom collages, or use the Photo Booth mode to take new pictures to use.

I have been working on it since December, with the Developer Preview of Windows 8, and it is currently over 7,000 downloads.

It is free, so go download it from the store, or check out a demo at http://www.memorylage.com

jrharmon said,
I have an app that I wrote, and made it into the store for launch day. The app is Memorylage, and is a photo viewing app that lets you browse your photo collection as a dynamically generated, metro-styled, collage. You can then select your favorite photos to create custom collages, or use the Photo Booth mode to take new pictures to use.

I have been working on it since December, with the Developer Preview of Windows 8, and it is currently over 7,000 downloads.

It is free, so go download it from the store, or check out a demo at http://www.memorylage.com

Downloading right now! Looks great. Thanks for the heads up!

jrharmon said,
I have an app that I wrote, and made it into the store for launch day. The app is Memorylage, and is a photo viewing app that lets you browse your photo collection as a dynamically generated, metro-styled, collage. You can then select your favorite photos to create custom collages, or use the Photo Booth mode to take new pictures to use.

I have been working on it since December, with the Developer Preview of Windows 8, and it is currently over 7,000 downloads.

It is free, so go download it from the store, or check out a demo at http://www.memorylage.com

Your app is awesome, great job and thanks!

sinis said,
Already Using it (MemoryLage) ,
It is Super Awesome !

That's awesome! I'm glad to hear that people are finding it on their own. Can I ask how you did find it? Did you just see it in the New Release or Top Free sections, and decide to check it out?

I'm relatively new here, but it doesn't hurt the get the word out. I've got two global apps in the Store so far: ClassicRSS, a simple RSS feed reader and Slyde, a sliding numbers puzzle game.

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