Pokki enables web developers to create and distribute connected HTML5 desktop applications called Pokkies.
App Store Pokki Hits 1 Million Active Monthly Users
An app store for the Pc is the unlikeliest of avenues you’d expect a start-up to pursue but this is precisely what Pokki has done. Dubbed the ‘renegade’ of app stores, the company is pressing ahead with developing apps for the PC and so far has amassed 1 million active monthly users.
The milestone has apparently given all the data required for a confident push forward because on the heels of this the company has dropped the ‘beta’ tag from its marketing. The renewed focus and the departure from the beta stage is more than just a name change—developers have rebranded Pokki’s UI and added a slew of features that allow for better app discovery and app management.
The company’s new found confidence and growing user base is tied heavily to the fact that PC users still have a mouse and keyboard. Pokki brings popular mobile apps to the PC platform and this they feel is a better experience for those apps.
This is how they distilled their take on the importance of the mouse and keyboard: “With Windows 8 around the corner, and Microsoft set to force a touch OS onto mainstream PC users (who really want to point, click, and type), we feel it’s a more critical time than ever to prove that you can enjoy apps and a modern app experience without throwing out your monitor, keyboard, and mouse.”
As a PC user myself, I can’t help but agree. And to do one better, I’ve just downloaded and installed the app.
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