In Windows 8, the Windows Store is a digital distribution platform. It is primarily intended as the source of WinRT-based apps for the operating system.
The Windows Store will will support both free and paid applications and also allow developers to advertise their desktop applications.
The paid applications will range from $1.49 to $999.99 and developers will also be able to offer free trials.
Line of Business WinRT apps can be installed from outside the Windows Store by an organization’s IT department.
Microsoft take a 30% cut of all application sales. Now, once an application reaches $25,000 USD in revenue, the cut drops to 20%.
Individual developers will be able to register for $49 USD, and $99 USD for companies.
We have started reviewing Windows Store Applications. Here are links to the categories of applications available in the Windows Store:
- All categories
- Books and Reference Applications
- Business Applications
- Educational Applications
- Entertainment Applications
- Finance Applications
- Food and Dining Applications
- Government Applications
- Health and Fitness Applications
- Lifestyle Applications
- Music and Video Applications
- News and Weather Applications
- Photo Applications
- Productivity Applications
- Security Applications
- Shopping Applications
- Social Applications
- Sports Applications
- Windows 8 Tools
- Travel Applications