Are Metro apps behind the schedule?By Trishna ,Friday, April 13th, 2012
Microsoft has released this new interface in September, last year. It has been more than six months since its release. Any idea how many metro apps are currently available for users for download – just 99 of them. Don’t you think this number a little less?
Looks like Microsoft is lagging behind in creating an ecosystem around the new interface. This interface was available to developers for six months, and most of them seem to be interested in developing apps for Windows 8.
However, of the 99 metro-styled apps that are available on Windows Store, 14 of them are developed by Microsoft. Of these 99 metro-styled apps, there are no social media apps available for download, nor are the productivity apps available to the users.
When iPad was launched, there were close to 1000 iPad apps available to the users for download. Now, in the next six months, will Microsoft be able to do the same thing for Windows 8?
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