Windows Store and Cost of Selling Desktop Applications

Windows 8

TOKYO (MacHouse) – If you are a PC user, you probably know Microsoft will release Windows 8 at the end of this October. It’s pretty much obvious that the release of Windows 8 is nothing but their attempt to get people interested in the Metro design. Microsoft wants people to get used to the Metro design, hoping that they’ll also buy Windows phones and Windows-installed tablets. The traditional Start button is gone. And desktop users have to go through the tile screen, whether they like it or not.

Windows Metro
Source – MacHouse

Also, don’t forget that they are opening Windows Store. What is Windows Store? It’s a desktop application store that can be easily accessible from the tile screen. You may have heard that Microsoft will get the 30% share while software developers get the 70% of the revenue by selling their applications at Windows Store. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not exactly the same as Apple‘s Mac App Store, though. How are they different? We will get to that in a minute.   Continue reading