Windows Store continues to add Windows 8 apps

Earlier this week, Microsoft crossed the 1,000 app milestone for the Windows Store feature in Windows 8. However, that number was a combination of both the "Modern" UI apps and the Windows 8 desktop apps that appear in the store's listings but are not actually downloaded by users directly from the Windows Store.

Today, the McAkins Online website posted up another update for the Windows 8 RTM version of the Windows Store. According to their numbers, there are a total of 1,080 "Modern" apps in the store (893 free apps and 187 paid apps). There are also 31 apps listed in the store as desktop-based. A week ago, there were 777 Windows 8 apps in the store.

As you might expect, the Games category has the most apps in the store with its number currently at 214, with 73 games  added just in the past week. Apps placed in the Tools category went up from 52 last week to 91 this week. News, weather and entertainment apps are the only other two categories that have apps that number in the triple digits.

We can certainly expect a big surge of more Windows 8 apps in the next seven weeks or so, leading up to the official Windows 8 launch on October 26th.

Source: McAkins Online | Image via McAkins Online

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The Windows Store needs refinement options and a better display. I can see new apps in the highlights tile and I can't found them under its category when showing all.

I will try the *.* (oldie but goodie) search suggestion and order by date.

TruckWEB said,
NEWS! More Win8 Apps! Most are crap!

Have you installed all 300 new apps released this week to provide that deeply insightful review of them all?

Seriously though, this is no worse than iOS when that platform was launched, or Android when that was launched. It takes time for the really good quality apps to be developed. The ones coming out now, 6-7 weeks before the official launch of the OS are bound to be either less complex, or lower quality (with some notable exceptions).

TruckWEB said,
NEWS! More Win8 Apps! Most are crap!

If you really installed 1,080 apps, I am scared to see your Start Screen.

Ahmed Nefzaoui said,
Great!! Let's make a new blog post with every new app added

looks like this is your lucky day, here are the links
neowin.net/news/windows-store-now-has-1001-apps
neowin.net/news/windows-store-now-has-1002-apps
neowin.net/news/windows-store-now-has-1003-apps
neowin.net/news/windows-store-now-has-1004-apps
...
neowin.net/news/windows-store-now-has-N-apps

don't forget to bookmark them! lol


Ahmed Nefzaoui said,
Great!! Let's make a new blog post with every new app added

I am surprised there isn't a "new build of Windows 8" post lately.

The store is growing at an impressive rate, my company just submitted our app to the store, and its a huge improvement over the Windows Phone portal. However, currently the biggest issue is discovery, and finding the great apps that are there.

Hoping to see a marked improvement by October 26th to the Windows 8 Store

revisionzero said,
The store is growing at an impressive rate, my company just submitted our app to the store, and its a huge improvement over the Windows Phone portal. However, currently the biggest issue is discovery, and finding the great apps that are there.

Hoping to see a marked improvement by October 26th to the Windows 8 Store

I agree. I mainly use the "New Releases" tiles to look for new apps, but that view is poor and inadequate and hardly seems to change. I also wish it would sort it via release date, or at least give me the option of doing so.

TCLN Ryster said,

I agree. I mainly use the "New Releases" tiles to look for new apps, but that view is poor and inadequate and hardly seems to change. I also wish it would sort it via release date, or at least give me the option of doing so.


This. Sometimes (when I have all the time in the world), I just go to categories that interests me and see what's new (not familiar). They really need to improve on the way the apps are sorted (new releases, a good addition will be 'last updated' as well)

TCLN Ryster said,

I agree. I mainly use the "New Releases" tiles to look for new apps, but that view is poor and inadequate and hardly seems to change. I also wish it would sort it via release date, or at least give me the option of doing so.

I just search for *.* and sort by date, seems to work better than New Releases ...