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.