The number of apps in the Windows Store, which at some point was Microsoft's main focus, is no longer getting so much love from the Redmond-based tech giant, as all efforts are now concentrated on the development of Windows 10.
Ever since Microsoft announced Windows 10 Technical Preview on September 30, the Modern UI has barely made headlines, with the company itself bringing the desktop in the spotlight with every single occasion.
There's no doubt that the desktop was the main environment that needed to be improved in Windows 10, but due to this switch of focus, it appears that less developers are actually interested in creating Metro apps.
Stats provided by MetroStore Scanner, a service that keeps an eye on the number of apps in the store, reveal that, at this point, there are approximately 176,000 items available for download for those running Windows 8 and 8.1.
The overall count barely improved in the last few months and is unlikely to change until the full version of Windows 10 hits the market or until Microsoft reveals the changes that it plans to make to the Modern UI in the next Windows release.