Making money with your apps through the Windows Store

Previously, we’ve discussed how Windows 8 is the single biggest platform opportunity available to developers. This blog post showcases how you can take advantage of this opportunity by diving into how pricing and payment works, as well as providing examples of the options you have for making money with your apps. Arik Cohen, Lead Program…


Listing your desktop app in the Store

Last week we announced that we’ve begun accepting desktop apps for listing in the Store, and you’ll see these apps in the Store very soon. Currently, we’ve limited who can submit desktop apps to a small number of partners. As we approach the final version of Windows 8, we’ll increase developer access to the Store,…


Making customer-focused decisions with Adoption reports

With Windows 8, we provide you powerful tools in Visual Studio, and a rich API set to help you build great Metro style apps. But we know that you don’t want to build just a great app—you want to build successful apps. We understand we have a responsibility to provide you with substantive data about…


Linking to your apps on the web

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the unprecedented opportunity the Windows Store presents for developers, and all the ways customers can discover apps from within the Windows Store. We know that customers also look for apps via the web. In this post, Russell Wolf, a program manager on the Store Services team, describes three features…

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Submitting your Windows 8 apps

Apps – your apps – are the heart of the Windows Store. When we set out to design the app submission experience, we wanted developers to be able to get their apps into the Store as easily and quickly as possible. We thought a lot about reducing friction, inspiring confidence through transparency, and bringing predictability…

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