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Windows Store now open for quantity?

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    Ian2

    Not saying that there are not some quality apps in there as well  but this morning there were a couple of what might be termed 'filler apps' that don't have any real functionality and very little novelty value.

    Guess it was inevitable.

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    wkempf

    Title is misleading. The Windows Store isn't "going for" anything. They make very few restrictions on what can be put in the store, and that's the end of the story from Microsoft's side. What you're really saying is, that like every other app store so far, the Windows Store is now getting it's "fair share" of fart apps. Color me surprised.

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    Ian2

    @wkempf:Fair point, I have changed the thread title to reflect a more neutral stance.

    I guess the real point I was trying to make is that I personally perceive this as an inevitable change of tack.

    At launch there is a clear dilemma for MS between wanting quality and needing quantity which I am fully sympathetic to.

    That said, If the store works as anticipated the quality should rise to the top.

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    magicalclick

    Fireplace sold very well in xbl, so, it makes more sense to let the customers decide. The term quality is very subjective. I do think a metro version of the old famous fish tank should be released soon. That fish tank looked so realistic.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Ian2

    @magicalclick:It would have to use the metro fish though.

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    contextfree`

    There were plenty of lame apps even in RP. I don't really remember any specifically, but that's just because they were so lame.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Something surely is pounding the store on my end of the world right now. For me usually app downloads/installs take a few seconds. Right now they are taking minutes. I wonder if they're rolling out some new update to the store?

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    rhm

    The whole fact that the apps have to be written for Metro means that all the quality software that already exists for Windows will be excluded. When you need people to write new apps, most of them initially are going to be trivial and written by amateurs because that's what's takes the least time. It's what the iPhone App Store was like to begin with too. Contrast that with the Mac App Store where existing desktop software could be submitted with very few changes and there were lots of professional useful applications from day one.

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    Ian2

    @rhm:There are already quite a few desktop (non metro) apps listed in the store (including VS Express)

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    Ian2

    Now counting 857 apps from the UK. 

    5K for launch?

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