Hey folks! I’m Jordan McNamara, the Community Manager for Envato and I wanted to share some exciting news with you about the Envato Marketplaces.
The 12th of September was an exciting day for me as a member of our thriving Marketplace community. I along with everyone here at Envato HQ watched eagerly as the global Marketplace member count steadily grew higher and higher and higher… We were close, very close to the 1,000,000 member milestone. With every page refresh the count grew higher and I began to reflect on just how staggering having 1,000,000 members really is and on just what a fantastic community everyone has helped to build here.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway last week, and special thanks to the kind people at SoftColor. I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:
Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!
During Microsoft’s Build conference earlier last month, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8- Metro UI and all. Everyone is now left wondering whether it is enough to take on the juggernaut that Apple has become. What I feel like people are missing, is that Microsoft is still far ahead in market share. That is, at least on the when it comes to the almighty PC.
Most people who have wanted to switch to Apple or buy an iPad probably already have. Microsoft knows there’s lots of people on the fence about which platform to go to. They are also very aware that the iPhone and the iPad are both gateway drugs to what is largely known as ‘The Apple Kool-Aid’. If executed properly Microsoft can, with Windows 8, begin to close the gap between desktop computing and mobile computing, and become a serious competitor in the mobile market while maintaining their market share in the PC environment.
For decades now, us, PC users, have been tarnished by the Apple crowd for a number of reasons. Not least among them is that Apple hardware is always better than PC hardware.
At the core of their assumptions are a couple of stereotypes. And I assure you, these are stereotypes. Let’s take a good, hard look at the current state of affairs and find out the reality, shall we?
We’re immensely pleased to announce that, after months of waiting, a new member of the AppStorm network has landed: Windows.AppStorm!
Complimenting Mac.AppStorm, Web.AppStorm, iPhone.AppStorm, iPad.AppStorm, and Android.AppStorm, our new Windows site will be offering reviews and roundups covering the entire Windows ecosystem, including Windows Phone 7, and games, along with tips and tricks to get the most from Windows.
We’re incredibly excited to bring you excellent Windows content of the high quality you’ve come to expect from AppStorm – daily reviews, how-to’s, roundups, news, and opinion. Read on to find out the best way to get involved!
Heading up Windows.AppStorm is the man who has been responsible for the majority of the Windows posts so far, our resident Windows expert and passionate gamer – Siddharth. He’s an Envato man through and through, helping edit and write for Nettuts+ and reviewing nifty stuff at ThemeForest and CodeCanyon.
If you have any questions for Siddharth, he’s just an email away (or you can follow him on Twitter). You’ll be hearing lots more from him over the coming weeks, and we’ll be posting up an interview at some point in the near future, so stay tuned!
It’s worth mentioning that if you’re interested in writing for the new site, you should shoot Siddharth an email at [email protected]. I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.
Subscribe and Stay Up-to-Date!
We have some absolutely fantastic posts lined up over the coming weeks, and we’d hate for you to miss out… There are a few different ways to subscribe to Windows.AppStorm – hopefully one of the following options will work for you!
- Subscribe to our RSS feed
- Follow @windowsappstorm on Twitter
- Sign up for Email Updates
- Stay up-to-date on Facebook
Get Stuck In
As a treat for all newcomers to Windows.AppStorm here are a some links to articles published in the interim, you won’t be disappointed!
- 90+ Incredibly Useful Windows 7 Apps & Tips
- 25 Absolutely Gorgeous Windows Phone 7 Apps
- 12 Fantastic Windows Alternatives to Mac & iLife Apps
- 25 Beautifully Designed Windows Apps
- The AppStorm PC Builder’s Guide – Summer 2011
We’d love to hear any of your thoughts, comments, or post suggestions for the new site, so please feel free to drop us a comment below. We’re really excited about the future of Windows.AppStorm – I hope you enjoy everything we have lined up for you. Thanks for reading!
The rumor mills have been working overtime chattering on about an upcoming update for the Windows Phone 7 platform. Seeking to formally announce the update as well as preview it to the press, Microsoft held a specialized event a couple of days ago.
In the aforementioned Windows Phone 7 VIP Preview Event, Microsoft unleashed a ton of information about the future of its mobile platform. Join me after the jump to find out more about the highlights of the event!
We’re pleased to announce this sneak preview of a new member in the AppStorm network of sites: Windows.AppStorm!
Complimenting Mac.AppStorm, Web.AppStorm, iPhone.AppStorm, and the recently announced Android.AppStorm, our new Windows site will be offering reviews and roundups of Windows software, along with tips and tricks to get the most from your PC.
Although we’re announcing Windows.AppStorm today, it won’t be officially launching until early 2011.
Subscribe in Advance!
To start receiving our awesome Windows content as soon as the site officially launches, you can easily subscribe in advance.
What Do You Want to See?
So, I hope you’re as excited about Windows.AppStorm as I am. We’ll be building up a team of writers and editors over the coming month, dedicated to bringing you high-quality Windows news, reviews, roundups and how-to’s. It’s going to be fantastic!
If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions for the new site, I’d really love to hear them. Just leave a comment here – I’ll be sure to read everything that gets posted!