Microsoft’s new application model for Windows 8 comes coupled with a Windows Store for developers and end users.
The Windows Store will play a big role in Windows 8 applications going forward. Microsoft’s new application model for developers builds the foundations of what the Windows Store hopes to achieve. ”The store will represent a place where we can find applications and feel safe about getting these applications onto our machines,” said distinguished Windows engineer Ales Holececk on Monday. Holececk explained that Microsoft wants to be clear with its Windows Store. Developers will be able to submit apps using a development portal that appears similar in looks to the company’s Windows Phone developer network. ”We want to be transparent about the state of the app as it’s going through the on boarding process,” said Holececk. This transparency is key to attracting developers onto Microsoft’s new application platform.
“We want to make it easy to navigate the store, really easy to find applications,” explained Holececk. “There’s going to be lots more to talk about the Store.” The Windows 8 developer preview does not include access to the Windows Store and Holececk confirmed that the company will “release the store later.”
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