Application Development: Microsoft Windows 8 App Store: Get a Peek at What`s Inside
Microsoft fleshed out details for its Windows Store, announcing to developers that the Windows 8 app store will become available with the Windows 8 beta in late February 2012. The software giant also is promising to give developers a larger share of the revenue for successful apps. At an event in San Francisco Dec. 6 dubbed the Store Preview, Microsoft said its new Windows Store is a significant opportunity for developers, who could be in line to make money on the platform. The revenue model for the new Windows 8 app store initially mirrors what developers will see at other app stores: With the first $25,000 generated in revenue, developers will get the industry-standard 70 percent of every dollar of revenue, Microsoft said. However, for apps that are more successful-passing $25,000 in revenue-the developer's share goes up to 80 percent. Overall, Windows is the largest single platform opportunity for developers, according to company officials, with 500 million Windows 7 licenses sold worldwide to date. In addition, the Windows Store will have a global feel to it, enabling developers to sell their apps in any of 231 markets and in more than 100 languages. For a related article click here .