Microsoft opened gates of Windows 8 App Store
Ahead of Windows 8 October release, Microsoft is making all attempts to add more apps to Windows Store
Microsoft has finally opened gates of its Windows Store for developers around the world. This means that developers can now write codes and submit their apps to the online application market. The addition of apps will benefit users of Windows 8 PCs and tablets to access a large variety of apps.
In a blog post by Microsoft partner program manager Ted Dworkin commented, “We’ve seen a great increase in both the number and diversity of apps--all during our preview milestones, before broad availability of the OS and before even the first production Windows 8 PC is in the market.”
The company also announced the launch of several apps for the Windows Store:
- Space agency NASA will release free apps related to its Mars missions and other scientific efforts.
- The Windows 8 app by Viddy will allow users to make brief, 15-second videos.
- The app by Flurry Analytics will help developers monitor user engagement.
According to Microsoft, the Windows Store is now accessible to developers in 120 countries. The company also plans to launch its self-branded Surface tablet for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
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