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Exclusive: Apps for Windows 8 to be listed on apps.microsoft.com

Microsoft has released Windows 8 consumer preview and along with it, Microsoft has also launched the Windows Store for Windows 8. We can now access apps from within the Windows Store, but accessing apps from web is currently not possible. Microsoft has posted on the Windows Store for developers blog that the apps can be accessed via web, but none of the links worked till now. One of the screenshot in the blog post points to the apps.microsoft.com, but when checked the link wasn’t working.

Further investigating in the issue we were able to find several links to apps on apps.microsoft.com site but we weren’t able to find main page. Here are the links to some of the apps-

Photobucket app- http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/photobucket/f801076a-d68f-460a-93c8-771af2193156/m/ROW

Vimeo App- http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/vimeo/6608d199-07c0-42b8-9906-bbaace6d0a44/m/ROW

Cut The rope- http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/cut-the-rope/8b6b432c-ed2d-4530-8f56-7ebe4676dcd4/m/ROW

WordPress.com App- http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/wordpress-com/a47ceb1d-b47c-48b0-ba1c-b81bb6ed2220/m/ROW

Skydrive app- http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/skydrive/2682e314-15ab-4510-bbb3-d33da78a44d9/m/ROW

The apps on website are currently listed in English, German, French, Japanese and Chinese. The main website is not live and probably Microsoft won’t be releasing it until the launch of Windows 8 RTM.