Windows 8 developer and Microsoft employee Kevin Ashley has posted another Windows 8 success story, aptly illustrated by the Downloads graph from his app Card Games Chest, which is close to 100,000 downloads and is seeing 2000-3000 downloads per day.
Prior to the full release of Windows 8 he was seeing around 300-400 downloads per day. His app is monetized by ads and in-app purchases, and he notes they are happily keeping him in lunch and supper.
He also used the demographics of the people who downloaded to debunk some Windows 8 myths. The first shows that plenty of people over 55 are downloading his app, demonstrating the myth that older Windows 8 users will not be able to get to grips with the changes in the OS is nonsense.
The second graph, which is of people who use in-app purchases in the app, also shows that these over 55 year olds are also happy to spend money on apps in the OS, and that by extension they must like the OS also, else why invest in it.
He concludes by saying:
I know many iOS and Android developers, and I encourage them to join the Windows gold rush!
This is the perfect time for it.
We can only agree. Read his full post at MSDN here.