1. jbigelow's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to switch the 8.1 app store back to the 8.0 format. App discoverability seems to have actually gotten worse, I used to be able to browse categories for new apps that catch my eye but now I would have to do key word searches to find anything that isn't already at the top (and therefore apps I am already aware of). And to be honest my RT is my "lazy" consumption machine, I don't want to work very hard on my tablet, that's for my laptop.

    Overall I like 8.1, especially on my laptop, but there are still some rough edges for the tablet.
    10-20-2013 03:01 PM
  2. gerke's Avatar
    Pull doen from above, there you Will find tour categories ;-)



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    10-20-2013 03:13 PM
  3. Sergio The One's Avatar
    Actually, you can just swipe down to get the app menu and you get the same categories as before with apps featured in subcategories which actually improve discoverability.
    10-20-2013 03:15 PM
  4. mondokjm's Avatar
    Swipe down from the top to bring up a list of categories. Once you select a category, tap on "New & Rising" "Top Paid" "Top Free" or "See All".
    What kind of discoverability features is it missing for you?
    I personally think the 8.1 store is superior in every way to the previous iteration.
    10-20-2013 03:18 PM
  5. jbigelow's Avatar
    Well look at you guys making me look dumb, not too hard this time. If anyone is looking for me I'll be in the corner eating some crow. Thanks for tip!
    10-20-2013 03:23 PM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    Once they took away the * search to see total app count everything went to ****. the new presentation puts WAY too much emphasis on marquis apps THEY want you to see. geez it has been stuck on the Facebook spotlight since Thursday... kinda looks desperate really.
    10-20-2013 03:59 PM
  7. jbigelow's Avatar
    Once they took away the * search to see total app count everything went to ****. the new presentation puts WAY too much emphasis on marquis apps THEY want you to see. geez it has been stuck on the Facebook spotlight since Thursday... kinda looks desperate really.
    Agreed, MS should detect what I have installed and not show that (NFL, Weave, Twitter, etc...), and once they figure out I'm not interested in Facebook or Wheres my Water stop showing that too.
    10-20-2013 04:07 PM
  8. jaimeastin's Avatar
    I felt the same as the OP, till now. You all just taught me something, thanks :)
    10-20-2013 04:09 PM
  9. inteller's Avatar
    Agreed, MS should detect what I have installed and not show that (NFL, Weave, Twitter, etc...), and once they figure out I'm not interested in Facebook or Wheres my Water stop showing that too.
    they can and do detect what you have installed cause you will see under Picks for You it will say "because you installed App blah blah"

    this isn't brain surgery Microsoft...fix stupid crap like this!
    10-20-2013 09:43 PM

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