Windows 8: All About Windows Store


20, 2011

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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