From the stats Microsoft reported recently, Windows Phone 8 seems to be doing well. With over 130,000 apps in the Windows Phone App Store, Microsoft seems to have convinced a significant number of mobile developers to build apps for their latest mobile platform. Out of this 130,000, over 15,000 apps are optimized for WP8.
Apple’s software (as well as hardware of course!) is well known to have a superior user experience. Almost every app or software they make target the overall usability along with the functionality. The iPhoto for the iPad and iPhone isn’t any exception. Solidly built app with some robust features.
Recently, images from Microsoft Windows 8 App store surfaced. Apple already started something similar a while back and called it the Mac App store, which itself is based on the super-popular iPhone App Store. Microsoft, as usual is always a bit late in the game, but certainly not late enough. With 90% market share for operating systems, the Redmond-giant still has a lot to offer.
The countdown started a few days back. And now it has completed. Apple App Store officially surpassed the 10 billion download mark. The winner won a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. However, no news on the winner’s identity yet.
Apple launched the Mac App Store yesterday. 1 day later Apple announced that it has exceeded over 1 million app downloads. As of now the Mac App Store has both free and paid apps available, totaling to 1000+ titles.
As promised by Apple, the Mac Store starts today. As of now there are over 1000 apps available in the store. In case you are not aware, the Mac Store is exactly like the iPhone App Store, expect that it consists of apps targeted for your Macbook and iMac.
To bring you the same app store experience like that of iPhone and iPad, Apple will soon start its Mac App store operations for its desktops/laptops starting January 6, 2011. You can easily search, install and update applications for your Macbook or iMac, exactly like how you would for your iPhone. However, a few Mac developers think this would be too complicated.