It’s now time to take a look at the top, best, and most popular Windows 8.1 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 feature called “Windows Store Sunday” where we highlight what’s going on with the Windows Store.
As of November 18th, there are 127,170 apps in the Windows Store, an increase of 1,260 apps in just one week. During the past few weeks, we noticed a slow uptake of new apps but that has changed with the addition of over a thousand apps during this past week. The top-free category has a few new additions making the list, including apps like UNO & Friends, Hill Climb Racing, Stack Rabbit, and Star Wars Tiny Death Star. In the top-paid category, we see the return of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja.
Walgreens, one of the largest drug retail chain in the United States, released their official app for Windows 8.1 this past week. This app, which is free and works on Windows 8.1 and Windows RT, allows you to take care of your pharmaceutical needs with ease.
Microsoft rolled out an update for the Reading List app that comes pre-installed in Windows 8.1. This app allows you to save and manage content you find on the internet for later viewing. In this new update, Reading List allows you to categorize items that are added to your list. You can also create new categories, as well as delete categories.
Microsoft also rolled out an app that allows anyone to create and print three dimensional objects on Windows 8.1, via the 3D Builder app. The devices and services giant also rolled out the highly anticipated Flipboard app for Windows 8.1.
Microsoft also released an update to its Mahjong app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. In this minor update, Microsoft has added support for Windows 8.1. The official Facebook app also received a minor update, along with the popular Taptiles app. Both apps received bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Microsoft revealed this past week that the company will be providing support for developers who wish to have Facebook Login support for their Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8 apps.
Earlier this week, Nokia released the HERE Maps app for Windows RT 8.1, but you cant download it unless you are on a Nokia Windows RT 8.1 tablet – which will be the upcoming Lumia 2520.
And now, lets take a look at the top five free apps in the United States based on popularity:
Here are the top five paid apps currently in the Windows Store:
Stay tuned for next week’s Windows Store highlight!