Weird But Fun Windows 8 App: Iron Maiden Fan

With Windows 8 launching in less than three weeks, the number of Windows 8 apps available for download from the Windows Store continues to increase. Some estimates claims that there are over 3,000 apps available for download already. Today, we begin a new daily (Monday-Friday) feature that spotlights a Windows 8 app that's, well, a bit odd but still looks like its fun.

For our first such feature, we turn to the metal music genre. Specifically we turn to the Windows 8 app known simply as Iron Maiden Fan. The UK metal rock band was first formed in 1975 and has stayed together, through a number of incarnations, ever since. It has released 15 studio albums and have sold a whopping 85 million total copies.

The free Iron Maiden Fan Windows 8 app looks like it was quickly made by one of the band's many fans. It's merely a collection of artwork from the band's various album covers, but that's actually kind of OK. The band has some of the most imaginative and graphic covers of any musical act ever. All of the band's album covers include their famous mascot, Eddie, a zombie like creature that is at times scary but also kind of heroic.

The Windows 8 app page shows that the creators of this app are Belfast-based JamPot Technologies. It was made using the company's TheAppBuilder service, which recently launched Windows 8 support for people who want to quickly make their own mobile and PC apps without a lot of fuss.

We plan on covering a weird but fun Windows 8 app every day, so be on the lookout for more unique titles!

Image via Iron Maiden Fan

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I hope they don't think they'll sell more Windows 8 licenses with this kind of crap-apps...

I'm still waiting to see a useful app on the store... an app, you know, that will replace what I can already do, on the desktop...

I mean, "modern apps" are supposed to replace the desktop judging by what I read everyday on Neowin... I don't think an Iron Maiden app is a good substitute to Autocad or Photoshop?!

myxomatosis said,
I hope they don't think they'll sell more Windows 8 licenses with this kind of crap-apps...

I'm still waiting to see a useful app on the store... an app, you know, that will replace what I can already do, on the desktop...

I mean, "modern apps" are supposed to replace the desktop judging by what I read everyday on Neowin... I don't think an Iron Maiden app is a good substitute to Autocad or Photoshop?!


Weather and news feed apps are already out
I boot up my tablet most mornings to read up on some of the latest news while I sit in bed vs getting on the PC these days

Maybe you should take a look into the store first before saying such utter crap based on thin air.
There are quite a few decent apps out there, few decent games and more to come. I personally do not use many of them as I run Win8 on a Desktop and am still much to used to windowed programs and games. But every few days I go look around in the store to see whats new and fun. And a few games proved to give me several hours of fun and more to come(some are really good to waste a few minutes every day and stay quite addictive). And there's a few apps I've looked into that I would certainly love to have/use on a Win2012 machine.

myxomatosis said,

I mean, "modern apps" are supposed to replace the desktop judging by what I read everyday on Neowin... ;

What did you read that made you think that? By the way, they're not meant to replace the desktop.

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