Windows Store exceeds 50K apps

Before some people get too excited celebrating the fact that the Windows Store now has over 50,000 apps, it must be noted that there is still a lack of new quality apps being published in the store. Indeed, we suspect part of the reason for the surge in the app numbers this month is because of one company, Ranyant Systems. The Northern Ireland-based company has flooded the Windows Store in the past few weeks with free Windows 8 apps, each of which cover a specific soccer team. At the moment, Microsoft has published over 400 of Ranyart's apps.

This is a disgrace. It's specifically in the Windows Store guidelines that app developers will not break out "views" into apps like this. Yet Microsoft is inflating the app count with this crap.