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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

October 24, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Microsoft has built Windows 8 but will developers come?

One major factor in whether Windows 8 and Windows RT will succeed is if developers flock to the platform.

But will they?

I take a look at the question in this story running in the print edition of The Seattle Times today.

From the story:

“The big question mark heading into the launch is: Are the apps going to be there?” said Tom Mainelli, an analyst with research firm IDC. “There’s not a lot in there right now.” …

Developers, for the most part, want Windows 8 to succeed because it benefits them to have another platform to create for, said Mainelli of IDC. “At the same time, they’re hesitant to spend money and resources developing apps for a platform that hasn’t proven itself yet,” he added.

Read the full story here.

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