Feature Spotlight: Search

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. To begin,…


At GDC, game developers reveal early success on Windows 8

This week is the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. While we’re excited about all of the new titles coming to the Windows Store, what’s most interesting for app builders are the new ways to reach the millions of Windows 8 customers and make the biggest return on your investment. Back in November we talked…


Mark your calendars: Build 2013 will be June 26-28 in San Francisco

Today we announced that our next developer conference, Build 2013, is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Save the date and mark your calendar for the opening of registration next week, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2 at www.buildwindows.com. At Build, we’ll share updates and talk about…


Twitter for Windows 8 now available in the Windows Store

Twitter for Windows 8 is now available in the Windows Store. This app takes advantage of the unique Windows 8 experience (snapped view, live tiles, notifications, and charms) while retaining the look, feel, and functionality that customers have come to expect when using the Twitter service. Learn more at the Windows Experience Blog, where Brandon…


Delivering access to knowledge: Wikipedia

Wikipedia needs no introduction: it’s the largest encyclopedia in the world, built by users, and has become a truly indispensable resource. With users all around the world, one of their primary goals is to make it as easy to access information from any type of device, from small mobile screens to full-sized laptops and desktop…


Announcing the Windows Startup Challenge

Ted Dworkin, Partner Program Manager for the Store, authored this post. In September, we partnered with Startup Weekend to give entrepreneurs technical mentorship, design guidance, and other valuable resources through a series of Windows Bootcamps. Today, we’re excited to announce the next stage of this work: the Windows Startup Challenge. This challenge—a joint effort between…

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Getting a content rating

Support for PEGI and other ratings systems is an important part of the Windows Store—we want people to always have a clear expectation of the type of content an app contains. Also, many countries such as Taiwan, South Africa, Brazil, and Korea, have consumer protection laws in place that require games to obtain and display…

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