The CookBook app aggregates more than 300,000 delicious recipes from a range of professional and personal cooking websites, blogs, and newsletters. The app won the Microsoft First App contest in 2012 and has grown to become a leading cooking app. It takes advantage of the platform’s scalability to deliver beautifully rendered photos and recipes. Download the CookBook app today to find great recipes from around the world.
The developers behind the News Republic app believe news is personal. They built the app to deliver only the most relevant news to each individual user based on their interests. The app aggregates news data, from hundreds of sources, into a single, easy-to-use stream. It utilizes live tiles to deliver breaking news straight to the user’s Start screen. Check out the News Republic app to see the news you want to see, exactly when you want to see it.
Windows 8 is a great home for independent app developers. The intuitive user experience and exclusive design elements found on Windows 8 led Andrew Ginda, maker of To-Dos app, to build an organization application that becomes integral to the users devices and life. Richard Walters, maker of the scientific calculator app, Calculator2, discovered how designing a beautiful app for Windows 8 is easy even for the most technically minded developer.
The Next Issue Magazine app for Windows 8 delivers more than 100 premium digital periodicals to viewer’s tablets, laptops, and PCs. The service utilizes live tiles that update the start screen with the reader’s latest issues and optimized Snap view for reading while working with other apps. Next Issue Magazine also utilizes its own internal commerce engine and retains 100% of its revenue through that system. Try the new Next Issue app for free, and see for yourself the innovative features available on Windows 8.
Twitter has a mission to be the global town square – where the world community comes to share and receive information. The Windows 8 app brings the Twitter experience to more than 100 million tablets, laptops, and desktops around the world. The app is integrated into the Windows 8 platform, allowing users to easily tweet from any other application utilizing Snap view. And live tiles bring the most important tweets right to the start screen. Download the Twitter app and join in on the conversation.
Artifex Mundi is a leading developer of Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure games. Their games on the Windows store are among the most popular of the genre, with a loyal fan base that download and play the games for hours on their Windows 8 devices. Presented as full-screen immersive experiences, the games pull the player into a powerful gaming experience. Download any of the Artifex Mundi games today and lose yourself in the game and the Windows 8 gaming experience.
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Independent game developers are finding great success on the Windows 8 platform. Arkadium has found the addition of touch brings their customers closer to the games they love. Halfbrick Studios, maker of Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja, has found value in the ability to code once for all sizes of screens -- from giant monitors to handheld tablets. And Oceanhouse Media is using the DirectX and DirectWrite APIs to let users engage with their apps in an entirely new way.
AccuWeather has the Superior Accuracy™, custom lifestyle forecasts and weather animations you love! It is fun-to-use, reliable and will make all the difference in your day.
You get a quick look at current weather conditions for the next 72 hours with an easy swipe to a calendar view of the forecasted conditions for each of the next 25 days – including the option to open up any of the 25 days for more weather detail!
UI Centric is an interactive design and development agency that has built more than 40 apps for Windows 8. The app they designed and built for Great British Chefs incorporates semantic zoom navigation and custom animations to create a unique user experience. Download the app today to discover some great cuisine and app features.
As the last pilot in Sector Y, you will have to avoid asteroids, space mines, and roto-slashers to beat the highest score in this suicidal mission. See how long you can hang on in this one-way trip through space. A new take on a classic!
You Got It! is a fun word guessing party game. Only you can see the secret word, and your job is to get others to guess it without saying the word itself. When the time is up, pass it to a friend, and now it's their turn to give clues. There are various styles of play supported, ranging from laid back to very challenging. So grab some friends, and have some fun. Got It!?
Help Kozmic Blue save his Little Blues on his epic journey against the evil forces of the universe. Spin and twist your way across the universe collecting gems and power ups to help you on your adventure.
Kozmic Blue is a new twist on Gravity Puzzle games where you rotate the Universe 360 degrees around yourself to complete each level. Each level is challenging and is fun for all ages.
See if you can complete the game with three stars on every level.
Soar high in the virtual skies of Paper Flight Academy! Take a stroll down memory lane and fly your airplane while collecting stars and seeing how far you can go. Paper Flight Academy will take you to new heights!
This is a version of the classic Sokoban game, where the "Sokoban" (blue icon) is used to push boxes or crates in a warehouse across corridors to target locations. The corridors are surrounded by walls. You can move the Sokoban by touching an empty location, according to the following simple rules:
The SokoThink pusher can only move boxes across empty locations that are not occupied by other boxes or walls.
Boxes can only be "pushed" (they cannot be "pulled"). More than one box cannot be pushed at the same time.
To start moving, touch an empty location where you want the pusher to move to. If the move is not possible because there is not an open path to this position the pusher will not move. If there is a box in the straight line from the Sokoban and the touched location then the box will be pushed to that location.
If you want to move around a box that is standing between the pusher and the touched location, without pushing it, point to an empty space that is not in straight line between the pusher and the desired location.
A level is completed when all boxes are placed on target locations.
Tap as many good, red cherries off the tree as you can to earn points. Watch out for the rotten cherries though, because they will take away your hard-earned points! You have one minute to pick as many cherries as you can!
Squirly is foraging and jumping through the forest trying to collect as many acorns as possible. Careful not to fall…it’s a long way down! Be on the lookout for golden acorns that boost your score and some tricky leaves that will keep you guessing.