Even more speculation about a new app store for Windows 8.

We’ve had a nice long look through the slides ourselves, and that Windows Store is looking pretty interesting even at this early juncture. Early mockups show a Zune-like interface with content curated not only by Microsoft, but also partners and device manufacturers, and there’s even a “Apps your friends love” section.

The Store will also apparently recognize which device you’re using and display content appropriately — things that run on a desktop may not play nice with a tablet PC — and there’s a robust-looking developer dashboard so indie devs who intend to monetize the new platform can keep track of the goods.

Sounds like they’re playing catchup at this point but the concept is interesting…

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • xinu

    I am absolutely convinced we will see an app store, or an online software store from Microsoft soon. Its very successful for apple, and Microsoft would be foolish not to follow apples footsteps and launch some kind of app store.