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    News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Looks like it’s going to miss the 100k in 90 days target.
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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Whilst I like your graph

    Its not really correct is it?

    Apps take differen't amount of time to create for differing complexities, in fact the only linear (which is what the speculation is based on) factor will be microsofts approval team which is apparently running at capacity and utterly useless too.
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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    I am using a Surface tablet. I would still like a Firefox/Chrome browser that supports plug-ins, official Facebook and Twitter apps, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, 5OD, TV Catchup, Spotify, Whatsapp, VLC, Lovefilm, Google Drive and Utorrent.

    Please sort this out MS.

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    But you can just use the iPlayer website, works flawlessly. Also unlike the iPad/embedded offering it has more content.

    Complaing about not having ITV player is like complaining about not having syphalis.

    However the others I agree about, but the platform is still really young.
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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post

    Complaing about not having ITV player is like complaining about not having syphalis.
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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by billybear View Post
    I am using a Surface tablet. I would still like a Firefox/Chrome browser that supports plug-ins, official Facebook and Twitter apps, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, 5OD, TV Catchup, Spotify, Whatsapp, VLC, Lovefilm, Google Drive and Utorrent.

    Please sort this out MS.
    I'm sure MS will get right on that for you, buy up all those independent companies and force them to develop a Windows App right away.

    Hell we should just nuke their offices until they comply.

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    I'm very much browser reliant so I'm not missing a lot of these apps.

    Having flash, it could be argued it doesn't need as many apps, iPlayer, 4oD, 5oD, ITV player all work fine for example. I would however like to see the store flesh out a bit more, and a few more native apps would be great, Netflix is particularly well made.

    My biggest gripe at the moment is Twitter having changed their terms, so now most of the 3rd Party apps are becoming defunct.

    Other than that, I'm loving it

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    I'm very much browser reliant so I'm not missing a lot of these apps.

    Having flash, it could be argued it doesn't need as many apps, iPlayer, 4oD, 5oD, ITV player all work fine for example. I would however like to see the store flesh out a bit more, and a few more native apps would be great, Netflix is particularly well made.

    My biggest gripe at the moment is Twitter having changed their terms, so now most of the 3rd Party apps are becoming defunct.

    Other than that, I'm loving it
    Are you on a Surface? I'd have thought with a proper browser, large screen and all web compatibility a lot of apps were redundant.

    I always thought that much of the point of many native apps was to cover up the inadequacies of mobile browsers and the slow platforms they're on and that as smartphones/tablets get more powerful a lot of native apps would cease to have purpose, like apps for shopping etc and that HTML5 mobile websites would take off more. It's the background processes that fill data on your live screen, power the useful widgets on Android (or do not a lot on iOS) that seem to be the worthwhile ones - so apps like the Twitter app or the Facebook app would be the most missed, or for me the London Transport app I use that tells me when the bus/trains are coming!

    iPlayer app teases the killer feature of download now and watch later as with the iPlayer desktop client on Windows, that will be great on Android - there is so much BBC content I just don't get to watch, streaming performs quite badly in tunnels ;-)

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    Yeah, I have a Surface, I've found the browser is really quick in general, but I'm not really stressing it out. I'm sure native apps would be quicker and the obvious bonus of downloading to the device etc.

    Twitter and FB are actually integrated to a degree in the People app, you can view twitter and facebook feeds together. For me personally I'm not an avid FBer or Twitterer so I'm not lost without them (yet).

    Yeah an iPlayer app with download capability would be amazing, doubt we'll see it any time soon, the beeb don't seem to want to spend money on anything but Apple products and compensating for shoddy journalism (/rant).

    My main use for it, when I'm out and about, is as an on-set note taker / checklist and previs / footage viewer. Definitely need more apps, and tbh need more people taking a chance with it, but most will have got locked into the Apple services, iTunes iCloud etc and won't ever buy another device regardless of what it can do or the apps available (or not).

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    I don't want 25000000 apps

    I want about 5

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    Re: News - Microsoft’s Windows 8 Store now has over 20,000 apps

    so how many of them are useful enough and free?

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