The Windows Store, more than 2 months after its release as part of Windows 8, is still missing many critical apps that have long been available on competing platforms. Most notably of these are official apps for most social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, but also other official service apps such as YouTube.
Yesterday, Neowin received a tip that there was a Facebook icon within a Surface advertisement, but that turned out to be, according to a Facebook spokesperson, just a ”live tile bookmark to fb.com not an app.” Facebook was quick to make it clear that what was seen definitely wasn’t an app, almost making it seem like one isn’t planned.
I can understand why developers wouldn’t be rushing to put resources toward making apps for a platform that is significantly smaller than its competitors. With the Surface’s sales figures plummeting and Windows 8 being met with mediocre acceptance, it’s not looking good for the future health of the Windows Store at this point. What do you think?