STAFF REPORT IBD: G Maps, an unofficial but free app for Google Maps, has been downloaded by more than 70,000 Windows 8 users within a week of its launch at Windows 8 marketplace.

According to details, this app for Windows 8 with Street View, Weather, Live Traffic and Photo stream support is Developed by Data Arc, a Lahore-based startup specialising in software development for mobile and tablets for iOS, Android and Windows. Software firm claim to be amongst the the first companies that had submitted Windows 8 Apps from Pakistan.

This software marketplace offers a huge potential for individuals and companies to get their apps going on the store. This model, got from Apples app store, can get humongous in size in coming months and years due to number of Windows users and developers.

“We are regularly engaging developers and students to offer them with all necessary tools and information required to develop Windows 8 apps,” the company said in a statement.

Developers who want to remain in touch with Microsoft Pakistan, to know details of various trainings, workshops, development events and related information can email their details to to get them-selves registered, it said.

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