Report claims 3,610 Windows 8 apps now in Windows Store

A few days ago, McAkins Online reported that there were 2,371 Windows 8 "Modern" UI apps available to download in the Windows Store. Now another third party site claims that the number is in fact much higher with just about three weeks to go before the official launch of Windows 8.

The WinAppUpdate.com site reports that, as of Wednesday, there are now 3,610 Windows 8 apps that can now be downloaded, either for free or for a fee, in the Windows Store feature. The report adds that about 88 percent of the apps in the Windows Store are free; Microsoft has yet to confirm any of these numbers from these two sites.

The same report offers up some more stats on the number of developers who have submitted apps in the Windows Store so far. At last count, 1,837 developers individuals and organizations have Windows 8 apps in the storefront. The report says that one organization has a whopping 96 Windows 8 applications available in the store but that organization is not named.

Not surprisingly, the US English Windows Store has the largest number of Windows 8 apps, with 2,420 currently available. Games take up 20 percent of that number, with Entertainment apps at 13 percent and Tools apps at 10 percent.

Source: WinAppUpdate.com | Image via WinAppUpdate.com

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I need to start working on the Windows 8 version of my app. Just now finishing up iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support (such a pain!).

I hope Microsoft are going to update Xbox Music & Movies and not just park them to rot like their mistreatment of WMP.

Movies desperately needs support for arranging my video metadata ie the date the movie was released not the date the file was created.

Music could use Artist > Albums storing rather than just opening up one humongous list of all son gs for that artist

TPreston said,
I hope Microsoft are going to update Xbox Music & Movies and not just park them to rot like their mistreatment of WMP.

Movies desperately needs support for arranging my video metadata ie the date the movie was released not the date the file was created.

Music could use Artist > Albums storing rather than just opening up one humongous list of all son gs for that artist

Totally agree. I hope these apps get real updates, and not just something that we have to wait to purchase Windows [X] for.

CJEric said,
Thanks for keeping us updated!

I hope you're being as sarcastic as I think, it's getting absurd, every week there is an update with some random non-milestone type number, reporting it as news like people give a damn there is now <insert random #> apps.

The windows 8 app store layout is very juvenile. I wish they would havev went with a more tile base layout.

Test: try browsing through a page of apps to find something; the layout makes it difficult.

gullygod said,
The windows 8 app store layout is very juvenile. I wish they would havev went with a more tile base layout.

Test: try browsing through a page of apps to find something; the layout makes it difficult.


Agree with you, it has been my major complaint about the Store Layout. It just feels too difficult to locate apps. I have to check each category, and re-sort on each page since there is no global sorting method.
The New Releases section doesn't always have all New Releases and some apps are in the wrong categories.

Sekyal said,

Agree with you, it has been my major complaint about the Store Layout. It just feels too difficult to locate apps. I have to check each category, and re-sort on each page since there is no global sorting method.
The New Releases section doesn't always have all New Releases and some apps are in the wrong categories.

Finding apps is definitely a pain to some degree. After finally learning how to hide foreign apps, it's still largely an effort of swimming through irrelevance and the weekly new generic Quran readers.

On the bright side, I can see the categories being improved over time, unlike some open source mobile platforms which, after three years, still refuse to add an RPG genre to games no matter how many exist.

I mean, seriously. Final Fantasy for Android is under "Arcade & Action". What. TF.

gullygod said,
The windows 8 app store layout is very juvenile. I wish they would havev went with a more tile base layout.

Test: try browsing through a page of apps to find something; the layout makes it difficult.


The Windows Store UI is absolutely the best example of what not to do when making a Metro-style app. It's horrifyingly bad. The dev team responsible for it should be promptly fired and replaced...

Joshie said,

Finding apps is definitely a pain to some degree. After finally learning how to hide foreign apps.................................

please tell!

duddit2 said,

please tell!


Charms -> Settings -> Preferences

There's a toggle like "Help me find apps in my language" or something. Got the tip right here on Neowin--if I could remember who it was, I'd holler.

Any way of checking out what apps are available in a browser so you can weigh up when the platform has become populated with your favourite apps

What about an app that keeps count of how many articles there are about how many apps there are in the app store?

TheReasonIFailed said,
What about an app that keeps count of how many articles there are about how many apps there are in the app store?

Yo dawg kinda app?

This is good to know, but I hope there's an app that keeps count of how many apps there are in the app store, so we don't have so many news articles about how many apps there are in the app store.

Enron said,
This is good to know, but I hope there's an app that keeps count of how many apps there are in the app store, so we don't have so many news articles about how many apps there are in the app store.

But that would lower Johns weekly post count