We have a new blog

With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Preview, we’re bringing the Windows 8 app developer and  Windows Store for developers blogs together into a new blog. The new Windows App Builder Blog is designed to be your one-stop shop for all things related to building Windows Store apps. It’ll have everything from development tips to…


Feature Spotlight: Live Tiles

Windows 8 contains powerful new technologies that Windows Store apps can take advantage of. These technologies not only provide a great user experience, but also drive engagement with your apps. Over the next few months we will feature several of these technologies, and show why they can make a difference for your business. Today, we’re…


Join the Game On Virtual Event

Learn how to build a Windows 8 game in record time at this free virtual event! Using GameMaker: Studio from YoYo Games, both novices and professional developers can create and publish high-quality games faster than ever before. Thanks to built-in design options and drag-and-drop tools, you don’t need to have a game idea or development…


Helping Android developers build Windows Store apps

For those of you who are currently developing on Android, we have a lot of resources to help you bring your Google Play app to the Windows Store. On the Windows Dev Center, we have a whole section of Resources for Android developers. You’ll find everything you need to get started building for Windows, including…


Enter your app in the “Re-imagining Consumer Health with Windows 8 and HealthVault Challenge”

Healthcare is rapidly evolving, and the opportunity for developers to create apps that can help improve the lives of people around the world is bigger than ever. On May 13-14, 2013, Microsoft sponsored Health: Refactored, a 2-day conference in Silicon Valley for app builders, designers and tech experts interested in the Healthcare space to learn,…


Meet the new Windows Dev Center

The Windows Dev Center just got a whole new look. We’ve made it easier to find the right content at the right time, with key tasks and resources to help you design, develop, and market your apps called out prominently. Our Windows Store apps content has a tighter focus based on role and scenario, with…


Using Windows 8 features to drive customer engagement: the Box app

Box is all about content, according to Box VP of Platform Technology Matthew Self. "Content is at the heart of every successful organization. Customers need to access their content wherever they are. They need to share, they need to collaborate, they need to move their business forward. Box provides the solutions to let our customers…


Register now for the App Builder Virtual Summit

This Thursday, May 2, Microsoft hosts the App Builder Virtual Summit. The online event is free and will be held from 9 am – 12:30 pm PST. Register now to learn the why and how of designing, building, and marketing Windows Store apps. You’ll get to hear from partners like Hitcents, Aviary, Qubop and Busy…


Featured apps in the Windows Store

Each week we showcase apps in the Windows Store that we think customers will love. We spend all day, every day, looking for apps to highlight and we’re excited to promote apps that are well-designed, innovative and offer unique value. We feature these apps in the Store Spotlight and on the Windows website, and we…


Startups unveil new apps for Windows 8 at DEMO Mobile

Startups, entrepreneurs, and app builders are congregating at DEMO Mobile in San Francisco today. DEMO Mobile is the launch event exclusively focused on the best new mobile technologies based on design, innovation and market potential. Today, a few startups showed onstage how their inspiration came alive on Windows 8, and launched new apps in the…