Windows 8: All About Windows Store

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Microsoft last week at BUILD conference revealed some information about upcoming Windows Store in Windows 8. Here is the list of information what we know on Windows Store so far,

  • Microsoft only detailed Store capabilities and preparing apps and not about specific Store policies or business terms.
  • Developers can submit their apps to Microsoft along with required meta data to Windows Store.
  • Microsoft will list the apps in marketplace according to the category along with screenshots and reviews.
  • Microsoft will provide Windows App Certification Kit for developers that will act as an self-assessment to ensure technical compliance.
  • Microsoft will accept both Metro Style and old Win32 apps for Windows Store.
  • Only Developers and enterprise customers can sideload Metro Style and Win32 apps from Windows Store.
  • Microsoft removed the 70/30 revenue application sharing reference soon after it was discovered by public from its documents.
  • Developers can offer free trial periods for their apps. Trial period can range from 1 day to 30 days.
  • Win32 apps will be listed in Windows Store for free by Microsoft while Metro apps may require a nominal yearly fee from developers.

See the full Windows Store home image below,

I’ll update the list once I find more details on it.

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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

  • Seif Apps

    hmmm.. what do you mean by:

    “Win32 apps will be listed for free by Microsoft while Metro apps may require a nominal yearly fee.”

    • http://twitter.com/travisnew87 Travis New

      I think he meant that Metro apps will also work on ARM SOC so he’s saying that they will be available on both platforms.

      • Anonymous

        Updated: Win32 apps will be listed in Windows Store for free by Microsoft while Metro apps may require a nominal yearly fee from developers. I meant the developer registration to submit apps.

    • Anonymous

      Updated: Win32 apps will be listed in Windows Store for free by Microsoft while Metro apps may require a nominal yearly fee from developers. I meant the developer registration to submit apps.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they keep those damn FART apps out of the store!