Not content to compete for storefront space on Windows, Pokki is taking its alternative app store to Android.
Windows 8 sales may not be what many manufacturers were hoping for, but Lenovo's agreement to ship the Pokki suite on all PCs means it's not letting go of the OS without a fight.
Pokki's 500,000 downloads show that many Windows 8 users still want the good old-fashioned Start menu.
The latest in a lineup of Start menu replacements for Windows 8, Pokki is a free, fluid tool for users who crave more than the new Start screen.
The Start menu replacement has been given a facelift with a new layout and several new options.
Third-party desktop client Instagrille renames itself Pixsta, as Facebook-owned photo app Instagram starts focusing on business.
Software developers believe Microsoft's selection of Satya Nadella as its new CEO will help strengthen ties that have strained or frayed over the years.
SweetLabs joins a handful of other companies offering to bring the more familiar Start menu/Button back to Windows 8.
Like several other apps, Win8 StartButton restores the traditional Start menu in Windows 8, which Microsoft eliminated in the latest version of its operating system.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.