It’s now time to take a look at the top, best, and most popular Windows 8 and Windows RT apps available in the Windows Store. We will go over some stats for the Windows Store, including the top five paid apps and top five free apps. This is yet another post in our weekly feature called “Windows Store Sunday” where we highlight what’s going on with the Windows Store.
As of August 11th, there are 111,909 in the Windows Store, an increase of 856 apps in just one week. Compared to last week, the top-five free apps has seen some minor shuffling around but retains pretty much the same apps on the list. Facebook Now is back to being the top free app in the Windows Store, along with Skype and Google Search apps. Netflix has returned to the top free list, removing Crackle which had rounded the top five free list last week. The top five free apps in the United States based on popularity are:
In the top-five paid list, the recently released Halo Spartan Assault has been knocked off the top five paid list, currently sitting at sixth place. Angry Birds Star Wars is the top app for the week, with Angry Birds Space rounding off the top five list. Bejeweled LIVE and Reckless Racing Ultimate are also still going strong. Here are the top five paid apps currently in the Windows Store:
Microsoft very recently launched a new app listing page on the Windows Store website. This new listing page not only offers a redesigned view of app details, description, and related app links, but also the ability to search for a specific app.
For those of you who use the Rhapsody app or ESPN sports app on Windows 8 or Windows RT, you can snag an update from the Windows Store. These two app updates were released this week offering bug fixes and performance improvements. Nokia also rolled out an update to its Nokia Music app for Windows 8 and Windows RT and this update is simply a minor update. In fact, this update addresses a lyrics issue as well app stability improvements. Microsoft’s very own Reader app for Windows 8 and Windows RT also received an update this week, adding a few new features to the app.
Stay tuned for next weeks Windows Store highlight!Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Store