Yesterday I shared screenshots of how Metro-based and older Win32 applications will be available on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows App Store. The post also detailed some of the steps developers will have to go through to submit and get their applications approved.
In a session today, Microsoft elaborated more on their strategies for the app store and gave a quick demo of the app store. One of the key points mentioned during the presentation was that Microsoft plans to make their Windows App Store the only place to get the Metro-styled apps for Windows. For the developers Microsoft says this will let them get telemetry data about their app’s usage, have them promoted and get feedback from users. A quick demo shows the Marketplace interface and how users will be able to buy their apps:
An interesting fact mentioned during the presentation was that Microsoft will index all the apps submitted to the app store and have them searchable through Internet search engines.