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Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft is showing how valuable the Windows platform is as it tells developers that it anticipates roughly $100 million of Windows Store gift cards will be available this holidays for use on Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox digital content. The company says that during the holiday season,...
Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps

Microsoft's Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps, games

Don't know what to give friends or family this holiday or for any other special occasion? Microsoft is making it easy with a Digital Gift Cards app that will let you send a gift card in various denominations to your loved ones so that they can redeem the amount to purchase apps, movies, music, or...
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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

Microsoft has combined its app policies for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps into one place on its website as part of an effort to make them more clear for app creators to understand. Microsoft announced the changes in a blog post, which will affect any app developer who wants to...

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In-app purchases generated 55% of developer revenue in Windows Stores for Q1 2015

An update by Microsoft on current trends in app downloads from the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store showed that in-app purchase are now taking up 55% of all revenue taken in by app developers from those storefronts. The new numbers, which cover the January to March 2015 quarter, show...
Microsoft turns on Movies and TV section in beta Windows 10 Store

Microsoft turns on Movies and TV section in beta Windows 10 Store

In Windows 10, Microsoft will not only be unifying the application platform which developers use to create apps, but also the store in which they are all available in. Beginning today, Microsoft will be giving Windows Insiders on the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10 some new additions to...
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Get ready to pay more for apps on Windows Store from next month

Microsoft will update the price tier values for Windows Store during the week of April 13, 2015. Windows Store supports 96 tiers that publishers can use to price paid apps and in-app products. These price tier values are updated periodically to maintain consistency across currencies, accounting...
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Windows Store hits 200,000 app mark, with 385,000 apps in Windows Phone Store

Microsoft has confirmed there are now over 200,000 apps in the Windows Store, and that there are currently over 585,000 apps in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store combined. The new numbers comes from Microsoft's "By The Numbers" website, which is updated on a regular basis with new...
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Unity and Microsoft team up for Windows Game Developer Contest

Microsoft is teaming up with game engine developer Unity to sponsor a Windows Game Developer Contest. The competition will award cash prizes to the best games made with the Unity Engine for the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store platforms. Microsoft says: "A Microsoft panel will judge...
Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Microsoft has updated its official combined number of Modern apps that are currently available in its Windows and Windows Phone stores to over 560,000 apps. This compares to the 527,000 apps that Microsoft said were available from both stores back in November. The updated statistic was...
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Microsoft offers some encouraging stats about 2014's Windows Store downloads and sales

Even as Microsoft gets ready to launch Windows 10 in 2015, the company is taking a quick look back at the improvements it has seen on its Windows Store in the past year. In a blog post today, Todd Brix, Microsoft's General Manager of its Windows Apps and Store Team, stated: "We began the...
Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft entices developers this holiday season to build more apps

Microsoft is showing how valuable the Windows platform is as it tells developers that it anticipates roughly $100 million of Windows Store gift cards will be available this holidays for use on Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox digital content. The company says that during the holiday season,...
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Microsoft unwraps digital gift cards for the Windows Store and Xbox Store

There's a new Microsoft site selling digital gift cards for the holidays. Over the weekend Microsoft launched the Digital Gift Cards app for Windows Phone. This app allows you to buy and send digital gift cards for the Windows and Xbox Stores. Now you can buy those digital gift cards with or...
Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps

Microsoft's Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps, games

Don't know what to give friends or family this holiday or for any other special occasion? Microsoft is making it easy with a Digital Gift Cards app that will let you send a gift card in various denominations to your loved ones so that they can redeem the amount to purchase apps, movies, music, or...

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