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Beginning Windows 8 Application Development by David Fulop, György Balássy, Zoltan Arvai, István Novák

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Chapter 16

Introducing the Windows Store

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Understanding what the Windows Store is and how to use it
  • Understanding your options on how to make money with your application
  • Learning how you can publish your application to the Windows Store from start to finish

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In this chapter, you learn about the new Windows Store, where you can publish and download Windows 8 style applications. This chapter begins with a look at the most important concepts of the Windows Store, and you learn how customers can meet your app for the first time. You also learn how to make money with your applications by using trials, in-app purchase techinques, and advertisements. By the end of this chapter, you should have a solid understanding of the process for publishing your Windows 8 style applications to the Windows Store.

Getting to Know the Windows Store

Every application developer’s dream is to make an application that is successful, widely known, recognized, loved, and, most importantly, makes a lot money. However, the process of selling an application has never been easy.

Selling an application requires a lot of work in addition to coding, and beginning developers are not qualified for this most ...

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