My good buddy Wes Miller is doing a valuable public service on behalf of the Windows 8 community.

On his site WinAppUpdate.com, he’s keeping track of how many apps are available in the Microsoft store.

From his site today:

As of today, the Windows Store has 3,610 Windows Store apps available for purchase or free download. This is a non-trivial increase, and I’ve been seeing an average of 118 apps per day, but it ebbs and flows. Nothing so far matches the huge increase seen on 9/13, but during three days of the last week, over 240 apps hit the store each day. Charted with the earlier data, here is the result:

…Pretty strong growth. If you trend that out, the Windows Store will indeed be at over 5,000 apps by launch day.

118 apps a day isn’t bad for an OS that nobody has really heard of.

I’ll keep you posted as the count changes…

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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  • Nazmus Khandaker

    As an early adapter of Windows 8, I have download hundreds of apps. However, I only like a few metro style apps. In fact, I prefer some Metro style apps over its desktop counterpart. For example, I have been using Multimedia 8 over Windows Media Player because of its simplicity of use. You know, I need something that just works, and some desktop apps are just to complex. Metro does well on that front. However, as I noted, there are only a few Good apps that I really like. Most are junk to me. But I think great apps are coming. Besides, what is an app store without its share of fart apps.

  • Arnold

    I got a question, where are these supposed apps. I look everyday in the store and there certainly is no 118 new apps per day showing up. Am I missing something?