The same Virus makers are working hard to infect App store Apps in such a way as to infect your system. They need a way to get the Metro app to move stuff into the desktop, then it'll be very difficult to stop. Ive notived with Metro apps, they are requiring permission to do all kinds of odd things, it's just a matter of time before these permissions are exploited.
I'm not saying ALL of the apps I have found in the app store are worthless garbage, just 90 percent of them so far. The ones I have found to be less than useful or suspicious, I have deleted, marked and I posted a review with a warning on it.
But it is really unfair to diss the App Store? NO! It's not, and you cant really say it's ":Too Soon" to tell, because from the moment iPhones came out, there were useful apps aplenty. I still use some of the original apps I bought, from my first original 8gb iPhone, and I use the original versions. By comparison, the Windows 8 App store is filled top to bottom with nothign but JUNK. It took four YEARS for the Apple App Store to be filled with this same garbage.
I've got Teamvier, PowerDVD, and Remote-PC which work great on Metro, problem is, it took me about 5 days to find them, they were buried under tons of Chinese Spam Junk which were LABELLED as Teamviewer, VLC, and PowerDVD, but were not MADE by those companies. Especially VLC, since it is open source, there are a LOT of Metro VLC Fakes out.
They can definitely Improve it... Make it easier to search, maybe connect the Store to Windows Media Player like Apple did with iTunes. It's easy to find iOS apps in itunes, even with all the gunk and junk and "angry bird poo" - Microsoft never really has had a good search engine, Bing - Ive never been impressed. They need to weigh the good apps better, make them come up in a search first. Put all the poo apps last. When I start seeing stuff like Navigon and Tom-Tom FIRST, I'll know they are getting the idea.
But there IS no "Navigon" or "Tom Tom" in the app store, there is Inrix though. You'd think MS would get these apps first before allowing all kinds of crud into the floodwaters.
8 is selling badly. It is not because of the apps.
Things like that are a bonus.
People who are avoiding 8 probably do not know what state the app store is in , or what apps are available.
MS needs to get the point product right.
Sorry but I don't know why some are attacking the OP for what is blatantly obvious... the apps store is lacking at best. Period. And one doesn't need a business degree or have to have used Window 8 since the day it was thought of to see that.
And yes, I'm using Windows 8, yes, I've purchased apps from the app store, both free and paid. And yes, the apps store is woefully lacking, and ridiculously unorganized.
And, yes, we can argue all we want about how Microsoft is coming to the game late, but even then, they could (should) have had a better apps solution/approach, especially given their resources.
That said, if Microsoft wants to compete with Google (aka Android) and Apple, they'd better get it together quick. As a potential tablet buyer, apps availability leads me towards Android.
I don't see anyone attacking the OP. what's being attacked is what's the point of this thread other than a guy ranting for his 5 minutes of fame over some worthless thread that doesn't bring anything to the table that hasn't been said a million times more succinctly by other people.
So it's now not it's not acceptable to say something is not good, e.g Windows 8, when it's been said a number of times before? That's pure BS.
I like Windows 8 but use it strictly in Windows 7 emulation mode. I have not looked at or tried any apps as they have no interest to me. I have an intense dislike of the Metro/Modern interface, but I do respect those who like it or have become accustomed to it.
Repetition adds weight to ideas or feelings. If one or two say something is not good, that's ho hum. If 50 or a 1000 say it then it has added weight and becomes interesting. If 10,000 or 100,000 say the same thing then perhaps there is something to what they are saying. Gee, maybe even Microsoft would start to pay attention (doubtful, but one can hope).
nothing wrong with saying something is bad if you back it up. but the minute you go to extremes to make your point, your argument goes out the window.
the question I have for this thread is what is the point of this thread? if you already believe that the store is terrible and unsalvageable, then all you're doing is making a lame rhetorical argument and hoping some people read it. i'm asking this in earnest. what are you hoping to achieve with this thread that hasn't been mentioned in the other threads? because doing something without purpose is meaningless.
repetition for repetition's sake? do you guys really believe that? what drowns out any message is repeating the same message with little foundation that doesn't resonate with anyone. you think the same 10 guys on this board saying the same thing over and over makes a difference in the grand scheme of things? 10 guys versus the millions out there?
you don't like something, you don't use it. you like something, you use it.
most of these great threads on this board is to solve a problem or share something useful that people can use to make their computing experience easier or more fun. do multiple copies of the same thread over and over again have anything to do with solving any problem or sharing something useful?
You might like to think it is a tiny number and doesn't resonate with anyone.
Seems to me it is a very significant number and resonates with many.
This is Forum.
It is not an appreciation society.