Windows 8 will have more apps in its store than any other platform at launch

Microsoft's Antoine Leblond says that Windows 8 will sport more apps in its Windows Store than any o.

| Oct 25, 2012 at 7:31 am CDT

Windows 8, it's just hours away, folks. Tick, tock. In the meantime, we have Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows Web Services, Antoine Leblond, who has discussed the current state of the Windows Store and the new developer ecosystem.

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Leblond has said that the Windows creator don't just want to fill the store with apps, but are concentrating on getting quality apps in the store. Microsoft don't want 50 different celebrity apps that are all really just the same app, for example. One of the biggest differences between Microsoft's Windows Store and Apple's App Store is that Windows 8 apps sport a trial period, meaning that developers don't need to put a free app on offer, as all apps are essentially free for the trial period.

He did note that Windows 8 will feature more apps in its Windows Store than any other competing platform had at launch - although, without stating how many apps are residing in the Windows Store right now, that's kind of hard to judge. Leblond has said that developers are very happy to have the ability to choose between different programming languages for writing their apps, and are "generally happy" about the onboarding process, too.

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