The new Windows Store is growing up at a pretty fast pace, with Microsoft expecting to see around 100,000 apps alive and kicking by February 2013.
But the company is actually focused a lot more on quantity than on quality, Lightwood Games CEO Chris Newman said in an interview with Pocket Gamer.
“Windows Store is already awash with thousands of pointless or ugly apps. This makes visibility very difficult,” he said. “We've seen that in some parts of the world, there's an incentive to bloat the store with quantity, rather than focus on building quality apps.”
At this point, there are more than 28,000 apps available in the Store, most of them delivered with a freeware license. The good news is that big software companies across the world have started to create their own apps, including Yahoo, Dropbox and Twitter.