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Where are the thousands of apps?

  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    win 7-win 8 pro

    Where are the thousands of apps?


    Apparently there are about 9,000 apps in the store. Obviously i didn't count them, but from what i've seen i would judge that i'm seeing just below a thousand apps total. So, my question is , where are they?

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    How are you looking? The store only shows 100 apps for the "Top xxx" and "New Releases" categories.

    As an example, if you open the Windows Store and navigate to the Games section, then click on Games > it says there are 987 apps in that category alone.

    Still, a quick survey doesn't look like 9000.. maybe closer to 5000. There are probably a bunch of apps still in the approval queue waiting to be approved and added to the store.
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Search " " in the store. (It's a space) and that will show everything.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think " " only finds apps that have more than one word. It does show over 5000 apps with more than one word in the title though.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    9000 Apps in the whole eco system, not necessarily in your region...you really want 4-5000 Chinese Apps showing in your list if you're from the US?
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sadly, there are tons of Chinese apps showing...
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  7. #7


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    So much Chinese... :\
    A filter is needed.
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  8. #8


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Indeed. Search for " * " (star) to see all apps in your language. Supposedly there's about 5,000 apps in English and localized to all languages, but there are LOTS of Chinese-only apps for some reason. Odd, but still interesting.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Sadly, there are tons of Chinese apps showing...
    Yea, I think there is a bit of filtering problem but if all the Chinese apps were showing we'd see A LOT more.
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