Windows Store passes the 40,000 app milestone, but i'm not impressed (opinion) Written by Ron on January 29, 2013 - 02:24PM
MetroStore Scanner, a free tool available to everyone online, is now reporting that there are over 40,000 apps in the Windows Store, for both Windows 8 and Windows RT, as well as different languages. This is an amazing feat for Microsoft but should we be impressed by the quantity of apps rather than quality?
While many will clap their hands towards Microsoft for achieving over 40,000 apps in the Windows Store, we should really take a step back and look at exactly what types of apps are available in the Windows Store and if we should be impressed by the quantity over quality aspect of the Windows Store.
For example, an app called "Foul Bachelor Frog" which shares its wisdom to you. Should this even be called an app? (see image below)
Another question to ask is how many times are we going to see the same app over and over again? Does Microsoft actively check the Windows Store to weed out "spam" apps or duplicate apps submitted to different categories? For example, lets take a look at an app that appears numerous times but under a different name (see if you can spot it):