The Windows 8 Store Is Bloated with Ugly Apps, Says Game Developer

Microsoft is often focused on quantity, not on quality, Lightwood Games CEO explained

By on December 13th, 2012 22:01 GMT

The new Windows Store is growing up at a pretty fast pace, with Microsoft expecting to see around 100,000 apps alive and kicking by February 2013.

But the company is actually focused a lot more on quantity than on quality, Lightwood Games CEO Chris Newman said in an interview with Pocket Gamer.

“Windows Store is already awash with thousands of pointless or ugly apps. This makes visibility very difficult,” he said. “We've seen that in some parts of the world, there's an incentive to bloat the store with quantity, rather than focus on building quality apps.”

At this point, there are more than 28,000 apps available in the Store, most of them delivered with a freeware license. The good news is that big software companies across the world have started to create their own apps, including Yahoo, Dropbox and Twitter.

Google and Facebook, on the other hand, have already confirmed that no apps aimed at the latest Microsoft platform are in the works right now.
The Windows Store currently has more than 28,000 apps
   The Windows Store currently has more than 28,000 apps
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