On a typically slow weekend of tech news a few big name companies saw their contributions to the Windows Store published in the last few days.
The Amazon app allows you to quickly make purchases, search, compare prices, read reviews, and share products with friends using a simple yet elegant interface. Shop just as you do on the web. You can access any of Amazon’s sites around the world from a single app by simply selecting your desired Amazon country store or shipping destination. You have full access to your existing cart and wish lists. Search for products using the Amazon app, and easily add them to your shopping cart to purchase. (Note: the app uses the Amazon search engine, which is a non-Microsoft commerce engine.) All purchases made on Amazon are routed through our secure servers just as they are on the web.
Explore your family tree with the Ancestry app for Windows 8. Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online collection of family history resources, home to more than 10 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and much more. Ancestry.com users can now use the Ancestry app to explore their trees, view photos, discover Ancestry hints, and keep up on the latest Ancestry.com news and resources.
The Official NASCAR App for Windows 8 desktop and tablet offers all of the basic features and functionality that the NASCAR fan would want on race day including News, Video, Driver Standings and Race Schedules. Get up-to-the minute news from around NASCAR about your favorite driver and upcoming events for the 2013 NASCAR season. Download the Official NASCAR App for Windows 8 and you’re covered through the checkered flag!
And of course the biggest name of all to join the Windows Store over this past weekend was big enough to give a story of their own – NORAD Will Track Santa Claus in Windows 8 With New Windows Store App!
NORAD Tracks Santa is ready to begin the countdown to December 24th. Join us as we begin the countdown to Santa’s journey. Watch Santa traverse the globe in real time on Christmas Eve as he distributes gifts to all the world’s children! Learn about how and why NORAD tracks Santa. Watch videos about Santa’s journey and hear special holiday greetings from each of our Commands.
Source; McAkins Online