Windows 10: With All Eyes on Windows 10, Metro Apps Number Stands Stil


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       08 Nov 2014 #1

    With All Eyes on Windows 10, Metro Apps Number Stands Stil


    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.
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  2.    08 Nov 2014 #2

    Quelle surprise....
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  3.    08 Nov 2014 #3

    Rickkins said: View Post
    Quelle surprise....
    Agreed or as we say

    JŠja hva­ ß ˇvart

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  4.    08 Nov 2014 #4

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Rickkins said: View Post
    Quelle surprise....
    Agreed or as we say

    JŠja hva­ ß ˇvart

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's easy for you to say.
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  5.    08 Nov 2014 #5

    This is one of Microsoft's greatest strengths, and at the same time worst handicaps.

    They're very good at promoting "the next big thing", but they do so to the extent of ignoring the current thing, often giving the impression that the current thing is going to be replaced by the new thing.

    A great example was when .NET first came out, they kept hyping "Web Services", despite the fact that .NET was a whole lot more than that... It was so bad that most developers had no idea what .NET was, other than "Web Services". Another example was when Windows 8 was first introduced, they hyped HTML/JS metro apps so much that everyone thought .NET was going to go away. It's just another way to develop apps.

    Microsoft has to get better at keeping their existing messages rolling while still promoting the new.
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