Windows Store now has 820 (or is that 839?) Windows 8 apps

The RTM version of Windows 8 has been in some people's (legal) possession for a few weeks now, and since the completion of the RTM build there has also been a strong rise in the number of Windows 8 "Modern" apps. Last week, it was estimated that there were 660 apps available for download from the Windows Store, an increase of 195 apps from the previous week.

This week, McAkins Online, which has been monitoring the amount of new Windows 8 apps put into the store since the RTM build was released, posted up yet another app number update, claiming that the number had gone up to 777 apps in the store. Just a few hours later, the site posted an update to that same post saying the number went up to 820 and may be high at 839.

Some of the new "Modern" apps that have been added to the store in the past week include All About the Money, a personal finance app (shown above). There's also a Windows 8 app for the coupon online service Groupon but it doesn't appear to be an official app authorized by Groupon. 

Source: McAkins Online | Image via Microsoft

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Is there a web based Windows 8 store yet? (Like Windows Phone but for the Windows 8 apps) With like search etc?

Or I guess it wont come around till Win8 is actually out

Palpatine said,
How do you search for all the apps from all markets?

AFAIK you cant...

Only way to do it is search for apps and change markets (region settings etc) and search again

Well, I don't see that many apps here in Canada. And the apps that I see, well... Lets just say that the usefulness is questionable...

Philippe Pomerleau said,
Windows Store really miss a Most downloaded sorting.

Only sorting by New or Top is limited for sure. I don't get the categories either. I've seen similar apps in two different categories. Not all "New" apps appear in the New listing.
The store is so disorganized.

Clamdigger63 said,
So are you saying people are either Geeks or Retards? I think there should be a sliding scale in there somewhere.

True, I apologize, I should have used "Computer Illiterate" instead, because that's what I actually meant.

DrakeN2k said,
I do hope there is a quality guidelines so no horrid rubbish clogs up the store.

metro apps seem to be really basic for now. In fact, all mobile apps on any platform are freakin' basic, they all pale in comparison to our more powerful win32 apps. I don't understand why people love them so much. But ah well. This is the future.

But seriously, win32 is powerful, and win32 will continue to do alot of the heavy weightlifting when it comes to powerful apps going forward.

FalseAgent said,

metro apps seem to be really basic for now. In fact, all mobile apps on any platform are freakin' basic, they all pale in comparison to our more powerful win32 apps. I don't understand why people love them so much. But ah well. This is the future.

But seriously, win32 is powerful, and win32 will continue to do alot of the heavy weightlifting when it comes to powerful apps going forward.

Because win32 apps are too heavy for most people's brain, they are making the computer suitable for retards these days, no longer having the geek in mind

FalseAgent said,

metro apps seem to be really basic for now. In fact, all mobile apps on any platform are freakin' basic, they all pale in comparison to our more powerful win32 apps. I don't understand why people love them so much. But ah well. This is the future.

But seriously, win32 is powerful, and win32 will continue to do alot of the heavy weightlifting when it comes to powerful apps going forward.

That is true , metro apps will never compare to win 32 apps

imagine Photoshop and Maya metro styled

FalseAgent said,

metro apps seem to be really basic for now. In fact, all mobile apps on any platform are freakin' basic, they all pale in comparison to our more powerful win32 apps. I don't understand why people love them so much. But ah well. This is the future.

But seriously, win32 is powerful, and win32 will continue to do alot of the heavy weightlifting when it comes to powerful apps going forward.

That's questionable, we've seen them port the full PC, x86 Unreal Engine 3 to WinRT/metro. If that's not big and powerful then I dunno what is. While there are limits to what WinRT can do compared to Win32 for now I expect that to quickly change. The only limiting factor is a developers creativity when it comes to working with a new UI and not the same desktop one we've had for 20+ years.

DrakeN2k said,

That is true , metro apps will never compare to win 32 apps

imagine Photoshop and Maya metro styled

I simply can't imagine it is the problem.

DrakeN2k said,
I do hope there is a quality guidelines so no horrid rubbish clogs up the store.

There are some not real functional apps already... I saw an app that have one function: it generates a random number between 0 and 100... wow. How many people will use that?

nyolc8 said,

There are some not real functional apps already... I saw an app that have one function: it generates a random number between 0 and 100... wow. How many people will use that?

One app with that function will be fine , soon there will be 10000s of apps like that.

GP007 said,

That's questionable, we've seen them port the full PC, x86 Unreal Engine 3 to WinRT/metro. If that's not big and powerful then I dunno what is. While there are limits to what WinRT can do compared to Win32 for now I expect that to quickly change. The only limiting factor is a developers creativity when it comes to working with a new UI and not the same desktop one we've had for 20+ years.

It's the engine that was ported, not the editor itself. So you are making games for WinRT on Win32 applications. Same thing goes for every WinRT application. It is made using VS2012 - Win32/WPF application.

nyolc8 said,

There are some not real functional apps already... I saw an app that have one function: it generates a random number between 0 and 100... wow. How many people will use that?

Yes rubbish apps abound. There are two rubber duck ones and a few other nonsense type apps.

Aleksandar Toplek said,

It's the engine that was ported, not the editor itself. So you are making games for WinRT on Win32 applications. Same thing goes for every WinRT application. It is made using VS2012 - Win32/WPF application.

Something like VS2012 will take years to port to WinRT. I don't expect it to happen overnight. Even Office, the whole reason the ARM version still has the desktop exposed is exactly because they don't have the time to make WinRT versions of all the Office 2013 apps. So far they've done OneNote, and OneNote MX is a first and good example of a more complex app. The radial dial control element is something lots of other apps could use as a replacement for their old menu system or tool bar without much fuss.