Hi, Steve Guggenheimer here again. I just finished doing the Day 2 keynote for Build 2013 taking place right now in San Francisco. Last week I published a blog post about some new popular apps coming to the Windows Store. And during this morning’s keynote we announced more popular apps are coming to the Windows Store. Here is the breakdown on what we announced!
Today, top Disney titles are available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone users including Temple Run: Brave (Download from the Windows Store and Download from the Windows Phone Store) and the newly released Where’s My Mickey? (Download from the Windows Store and Download from the Windows Phone Store). I’m excited to announce that Disney is bringing more top games to Windows and Windows Phone that our customers love and want. Avengers Initiative, Monsters University, Temple Run: Oz and Wreck It Ralph are coming to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store this Fall and Toy Story Smash It! is also coming to the Windows Store this Fall.
Foursquare previewed an exclusive, and uniquely designed, Windows 8 tablet app that goes beyond check-ins to use location data in a beautiful way to help users find interesting places and things to do around them.
“People want to experience and explore the world around them, and the Foursquare for Windows 8 app helps them do that. It makes it fun to search for a place for dinner or to go out, and helps people discover new experiences. We’ve worked with Microsoft on a bunch of initiatives over the years, and this product is another example of the great things we can do together.” – Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare
With the OpenTable app for Windows 8, you can make reservations for your favorite restaurants right from your tablet or PC. With one glance at the main hub, you get an instant view of available tables nearby with “tonight for 2”, upcoming reservations, as well as favorite and recently viewed restaurants. You can use map search to hone in on that trendy neighborhood. You can use filters to find and book the hot new restaurant everyone’s been talking about. Popular restaurant dishes with Foodspotting images are available in a touch-friendly carousel view. And you can pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the Start screen! Download OpenTable from the Windows Store!
Rockmelt is now available for Windows 8 from the Windows Store! Rockmelt makes it fun and easy to discover the best stories, pictures, and videos on the web. It’s a beautifully designed app that has some unique features for Windows users. You can scroll endlessly. Tap on any tile to see the full story.
The Rhapsody app for Windows 8 brings Rhapsody’s original editorial content and programming to life due to the immersive, visually stunning platform. You can discover new music and finding old favorites is fun and intuitive, with cool features like semantic zoom and pinning tracks, albums and playlists. Download Rhapsody today from the Windows Store!
We are excited to see the Windows Store continue to grow with amazing apps! To hear more about great new apps released and to keep tabs on the conversation happening at Build, follow me on Twitter @StevenGuggs.