As they scramble to catch up, Microsoft may have priced themselves way out of the tablet game...
hey may be late to the app party, but Microsoft seem desperate to play catch up. The Windows 8 App Store (www.windows8appstore.com
) debuted with about 10,000 apps in late October. However, by the start of January 2013 there were already in excess of 35,000 available, and by the time you read this in February 2013, the Windows 8 Apps avalanche is expected to have reached 50,000. Compared to over 700,000 apps available in Apple’s Store, this is still chicken feed, but around 500 new PC apps are added each day, and a significant proportion of them are free. While this is good for users, I can’t help thinking that we’re sending out a message that free software is the way to go, and I do fear for smaller developers in the longer term when they attempt to make a living from their skills.