Happy Windows 8 Day! In preparation for the roll-out of the latest Windows OS version the Windows Store launched yesterday. The store is already well stocked, with popular apps like Skype, Netflix and Angry Birds available right away. At the time of launch, more than 3,300 developers were already represented. Here’s some numbers about the new store, from Mashable:
Microsoft Windows division president Steven Sinofsky said at a Microsoft event on Thursday that there are more apps available at launch than any app store in history.
According to Wes Miller, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft, there were 7,873 Windows 8 “Modern” apps available in the store worldwide as of Wednesday, and 4,516 in the U.S. Windows Store. He added that of those nearly 8,000 apps worldwide, 88% of them are free. In the U.S. version of the Windows Store, 83% (3,749) of the apps are free.
Here’s a few things you’ll want to keep in mind if you are testing for Windows 8 or hoping to get an app into the store:
- Apps are vetted for malware and security issues before being placed into the store
- Windows Store Guidelines are in place to prevent apps with adult content, profanity, discriminatory or slanderous content and apps that glorify alcohol, tobacco, drugs and weapons
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