Good News for Microsoft’s Windows App Store

Good News for Microsoft’s Windows App Store

An app store? For Windows?

Microsoft’s much-discussed Windows 8 operating system is due to officially release January 2013, and the update is sparking plenty of heated discussion. But one of 8’s most exciting changes is the arrival of a Windows app store, similar to Apple’s app store for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

According to an article on Business Insider:

Microsoft is hoping that making an app store for Windows will carry over to the tablet, and then the phone. One of the biggest problems for Microsoft, in competing with Apple, is a lack of apps.

The app shortage is definitely one of the biggest complaints for Windows phone users, but the latest numbers from app analytics company Distmo are encouraging. Based on the chart below, the Windows app store already has almost twice as many apps as the Apple Mac app store – and a good chunk of them are free.

What do you think? Will the Windows app store put Microsoft ahead of Apple? What are your thoughts about Windows 8? Let us know in the comments!

 

Scott Kaufmann
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Scott is Partner at Lucid Agency and a lover of all things technology, marketing, investing and entrepreneurship. Scott volunteers on the board of the Denver-based Nonprofit Celebrate EDU and as a mentor for SeedSpot (a Phoenix-based social startup incubator).

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