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Essential Windows Phone 8, Second Edition by Shawn Wildermuth

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Chapter 12. Making Money

So you’ve put your sweat and tears into an amazing idea that will revolutionize the way people use their phones; or you just created a cool app that outputs sounds of human flatulence. Either way, you want to share your creation with the world. How do you go about it?

What Is the Store?

The Store (or the Windows Phone Store) is where phone users can download and/or buy applications. On the phone an app called “Store” lets users browse, download, and optionally buy applications that developers have written. The Store is one of the main hubs on the phone, so it encourages users to look around and find applications (as shown in Figure 12.1).

Figure 12.1. The Store hub

The Store is segregated into several categories of applications. ...

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