Windows 8 app store growth slows

Analyst links Microsoft's $100 cash-for-apps promotion to slowdown

By , Computerworld |  Windows

"At this point, the only real solution is demand-driven, in other words, higher tablet sales and app demand driving developers to the platform," said Singh via email. "But without the apps, that could be tough to accomplish. Legacy support isn't a great selling point when the key input mechanism [of touch] isn't optimized for them."

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