Rhapsody and other new Windows 8 apps launched; Foursquare app in the works

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that official Facebook and Flipboard apps for Windows 8 are in the works and will be released in the near future. Today, the company revealed a number of new high profile apps for Windows 8 have been released in the Windows Store and another major app will join the store soon.

The Windows blog reveals that the official Rhapsody music app has now been released. Microsoft stated:

The Rhapsody app for Windows 8 brings Rhapsody's original editorial content and programming to life due to the immersive, visually stunning platform. You can discover new music and finding old favorites is fun and intuitive, with cool features like semantic zoom and pinning tracks, albums and playlists.

Other new Windows 8 apps that have been added to the Windows Store today include the OpenTable app that lets users find and make reservations at restaurants, and the popular newsfeed app Rockmelt. Microsoft also announced that several Disney games, including Avengers Initiative, Monsters University, Temple Run: Oz and Wreck It Ralph and Toy Story: Smash It! will be released for Windows 8 later this fall.

Finally, the long awaited official Foursquare app for Windows 8 is in the works and Microsoft claims that the app will offer more for users than just a virtual check in to locations. A release date for the app was not announced.

Source: Microsoft blog | Image via Microsoft

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Ill be sticking with the rhapsody desktop app, you can only seem to view new releases, I cant browse for anything, also its just too hard to navigate and find what you want.

the tides are shifting. a major app, foursquare, being built natively as a tablet app for windows 8 first.

also,some new games were announced during the keynote,a bunch of Disney games, temple run oz and a few other cool sounding ones.