The less number of apps (around 100) in the Windows 8 Store suggests that app developers are thinking of Windows 8 as a gamble. Many experts feel that opening up Metro apps to Windows 7 will encourage them to develop more apps for the upcoming platform of Microsoft i.e. Windows 8.
The experts feel that it is time for Microsoft to get the app developers excited about Metro app development as not having enough apps in the store at the launch of Windows 8 can have adverse effects on the adoption of the new operating system by users.
Experts suggest a simple way following which Microsoft could make Metro apps more relevant. The step is backport support for Metro apps to Windows 7. It would take some effort, but at the same time, it would give the developers more confidence in developing Metro apps by removing the reliance on Windows 8. According to the industry experts, using Windows 7 as a platform for Metro apps would give it an instant user base of millions. And, that’s the sort of thing that will make the developers sit up and take notice.