New research shows that Windows 8 has barely half of the most popular iOS apps, and that's one more reason that Windows 8 tablets simply haven't caught on. Apps sell tablets, and unless Microsoft closes the app gap, Windows tablets may never make it.
Nick Landry, product manager at Infragistics, which makes user interface development tools, has found that Windows 8 has only 54% of the most popular mainstream iOS apps.
Many of the apps are must-have apps for many people, including Instagram, Vine, Pandora, Facebook, and YouTube. Also missing are business-oriented apps including LinkedIn. Also missing are popular apps including Google Maps, Groupon, and Foursquare. And you also won't find many news-oriented apps such as Flipboard, Bloomberg, and BBC News. If you want to do online banking with an app, you're out of luck if you use Windows 8 and have Citibank or Chase accounts.