Some would argue that the Windows Store lacks many things, including high-quality apps and a decent searching algorithm but today things get a tiny bit better. Folks can now finally search the Windows Store directly in their browser, on any platform.
Until now only Windows 8 users could actually see inside of Microsoft’s store and search for the apps they wanted. There was no official way to search the store from a browser, and even though there were some alternatives out there they weren’t very reliable.
Well Microsoft is now making things a bit better with the introduction of App searches on the Windows website. Here curious folks can search for their favourite apps and see if they’re available and how much they cost.
Unfortunately this is still a very basic search implementation with no ability to differentiate by genre, game type, publisher or any of the “fancy” things that people expect from their app stores. But at least Microsoft is working on the problem and here’s hoping this will get better soon.