There is an interesting article up on TechCrunch urging developers to “Get Your Ass To Metro” or to put it more gently, that the time is now for developers to join the Windows 8 Store, to take advantage of the small marketplace to gain a loyal following and some prominence before it becomes extremely crowded.
The writer and developer Tadhg Kelly made of point of saying that this is likely the last major new app store to open, representing a massive but fleeting opportunity for developers who are bold enough to join the store before it is a proven success, rather than after with everyone else.
As if to underline this thesis MetroTwit has just announced passing 100,000 downloads on Windows 8, little more than week after the official launch of the OS. Windows 8 Metro still does not have an official twitter app, and it seems by the time they arrive Metrotwit will already have massive numbers and a strong following, not to mention months of development under the belt, leaving twitter at a disadvantage.
The same applies to every category, and if developers with major apps on other platforms do not make the jump rapidly to Windows 8, which promises to have hundreds of millions of users in a year, they may very well find themselves overshadowed by smaller, more nimble companies with the first-mover advantage.
Do our readers agree that now is the time to jump in? Let us know below.