Givit for Windows 8 Release Preview is available as a free download in The Windows Store and offers 2GBs of free, permanent storage for all new users.
The Windows 8 beta version of the store offered a breadcrumb, a path that shows you where you’ve been so you can return to a previous page.
With a few months left until the Windows Store becomes the default method for users to get Metro apps, Microsoft can and should do better.
Prism XE2.5 provides experimental support for developing Metro apps and for working against the WinRT APIs, based on the current Consumer Preview of Windows 8.
Clicking on the link for an app currently downloading brings you to another page displaying an image for the app.
Several of the apps we selected finishing downloading before we had a chance to get to the pause or cancel options.
All the big ticket apps are there, like Angry Birds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Groupon, Twitter etc.
We also share the authors alarm over Microsofts decision to allow the distribution of Windows 8 Metro apps only through its own Windows Store.
Part of that may be the overall Metro feel, which forces a horizonal layout over the traditional vertical layout.
It is easy to imagine that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will want to push developers towards developing Metro apps so that the upcoming Windows 8 tablets will not be disadvantaged by a small app ecosystem.
Each category offers such sections as All Stars, Top Free, and sometimes New Releases.
Overall, we feel lost in the store, like we’re in a big virtual shopping mall and am not sure what we want or how to find it.
If they stop trying, the Microsoft Store will have no apps and the iPad will win.
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