Unofficial Windows Store app count increases to over 12,000

On October 26th, the first day of general availability for Windows 8 and Windows RT, unofficial numbers for the apps available for download in the Windows Store went to just over 9,000. It's been 11 days since the Windows 8/RT launch and that same unofficial source claims the numbers continue to increase greatly.

Wes Miller, the Research VP at the third party analyst company Directions on Microsoft, has been keeping track of the number of Windows 8 apps published in the store for the WinAppUpdate.com site. Today, he used the site's Twitter account to post that, as of Tuesday, there were 12,895 apps available for download from the store.

Assuming that Microsoft has continued to publish new apps at this same pace, that would mean that the Windows Store now has over 13,000 apps available for download as of Wednesday.

As we have noted before, Microsoft has yet to give its own numbers for the amount of Windows 8/RT apps in the store. We are also still waiting for some high profile apps to make their appearance. Included among them is the now delayed Nook eReader app from Barnes and Noble, which was supposed to be published by now. The bookseller has yet to confirm a new release date for the Nook Windows 8 app.

Source: WinAppUpdate on Twitter | Image via Microsoft

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News flash: all app stores have crap apps. Period.

Trying to on some crusade to oust bad apps is just ridiculous. You know what kills bad apps? Poor ratings and poor reviews. Also, other great apps. Great/popular apps will push poor apps down the search rankings...as will poor ratings and reviews.

But how many useful? about 20 max.

This is what we need..

Decent video player with MKV support and without the xbox video crap.
Music player with the xbox music crap.
Chrome/Firefox or proper adblock plus support in IE.

bledd said,
But how many useful? about 20 max.

This is what we need..

Decent video player with MKV support and without the xbox video crap.
Music player with the xbox music crap.
Chrome/Firefox or proper adblock plus support in IE.


Uhm, you do know there is an adblocker in IE, right? Remember TPL?

bledd said,
But how many useful? about 20 max.

Decent video player with MKV support

Yes VLC get on it. And also the folks who make Media Player Classic should jump in. Call it Modern Media Player or something.

Studio384 said,

Uhm, you do know there is an adblocker in IE, right? Remember TPL?

Show me one that works in RT as well as ABP does in Chrome/FIrefox..

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I present to you this blog: http://windows8rubbishapps.wordpress.com/

It very aptly shows what is going on in Windows 8 Store depicting just how many crappy developers are dumping their even crappier "apps" out there..

What boggles my mind is just what kind of review process those apps must have gone through?

Disclaimer: Blog is not mine.

Mohitster said,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I present to you this blog: http://windows8rubbishapps.wordpress.com/

It very aptly shows what is going on in Windows 8 Store depicting just how many crappy developers are dumping their even crappier "apps" out there..

What boggles my mind is just what kind of review process those apps must have gone through?

Disclaimer: Blog is not mine.


Crappy Apps are also found in the Apple App Store & Play Store too. Each platform has rubbish Apps.

yowanvista said,

Crappy Apps are also found in the Apple App Store & Play Store too. Each platform has rubbish Apps.

True. But It's always in the best interest that such apps become public and are thrown out. And hence the sharing of link.

Mohitster said,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I present to you this blog: http://windows8rubbishapps.wordpress.com/

It very aptly shows what is going on in Windows 8 Store depicting just how many crappy developers are dumping their even crappier "apps" out there..

What boggles my mind is just what kind of review process those apps must have gone through?

Disclaimer: Blog is not mine.


Its quite disappointing to see such load of crap on Windows Store. I am already doubting my decision of selling iPhone 4s and purchasing a Lumia 920 or HTC 8x.

haha Brilliant. Thanks for sharing. It seems like getting the numbers in the app store is more important than getting quality in the app store right now. For as long as that continues they will never tempt me and millions more like me.

Mohitster said,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I present to you this blog: http://windows8rubbishapps.wordpress.com/

Mohitster said,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

I present to you this blog: http://windows8rubbishapps.wordpress.com/

It very aptly shows what is going on in Windows 8 Store depicting just how many crappy developers are dumping their even crappier "apps" out there..

What boggles my mind is just what kind of review process those apps must have gone through?

Disclaimer: Blog is not mine.

I agree. Many apps are just clogging it up by releasing multiple apps that could easily be in one app by the same developer. I wish they had someone overseeing it to reject them.

Some rules should be applied to news posts relating to new apps in the Windows store, just like the Milestones and Achievements forum.

is 12,000 really a milestone? 50,000 or 100,000 maybe.

KSib said,
And still the same Windows 8 games exist.

Games take longer to make than your average app though. I have no doubt we'll see more and more games in time.

ingramator said,
In other Neowin news the Windows Store app count reaches 12001

They've deleted 894 apps since this article was posted? :-o