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Windows Central Podcast 54: Apps in the Store

Surface Laptop
Surface Laptop

Microsoft released new builds for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, with the PC build packing lots of new changes worthy of talking about! Also this week, Spotify came to the Windows Store as a centennial app, and Daniel Rubino did some important comparisons between the Surface Laptop. All that and more on this weeks episode of the Windows Central Podcast.

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Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • Its like one app in the store and 5 apps out of the store (and 2/5 quality apps out of store) !
    To be fair Microsoft doesn't give a damn about the developers(3rd party).
    Their store search sucks and doesn't give proper results. So independent developers don't care much about the store and thus not much of user also give a damn about them !
  • Re: aka CrytoSys,
    Votes up or down, are just opinions or comments. They are easier and quicker than writing.
  • I agree, Windows wasn't built Ina closed store model. Every app that ends up in the store is one less freedom for developers and consumers. Store=Bad
  • You keep living in the dream that "developers will develop new things and target UWP directly from start"...and you keep forgetting the vast majority of Windows users are using WINDOWS 7 and NOT Windows 10. Which means the majority of Windows users does NOT have access to Windows Store apps and therefore it's far less interesting for developers to develop UWP apps natively. In fact, with Centennial, they have all the reasons NOT to natively develop UWP programs but continue to develop win32 programs.
  • Forget about UWP, sometimes it feels like any kind of Windows development is a tiny miracle.
  • Unfortunately, Groove Pass is not yet available in the Philippines and so Spotify is really big here. I just hope Microsoft brings Groove Pass here the soonest. Been waiting...
  • I really like that the podcast is released so early in the week now, thanks for making the effort, guys
  • yeah, and it's also worth noting that the video is now being posted to watch afterwards..
  • Thanks for posting this so quickly this week.
  • Anyone that has ever followed one of Microsofts free video curses (aka MVA), will know how simple it is to develop UWP apps that runs on any platform, and any screen size. So if Microsoft also use this method (that is the recommended method for building apps) how come that programs is released for iOS first, and then on Android. And at a later point in time perhaps for Windows Phone. Shouldn't all be finished at the same time, if this praksis was followed?
  • Not better for me😭 sent my Pro 4 back to MS - boot loop.