CHAPTER 9

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Monetizing Your App: The Lowdown

When all is said and done, most developers aren’t in it just for the sake of creative expression. In most cases, you want some financial gain from the work you’ve done—even if it’s only enough to cover the expenses of building an application. And to be sure, building and maintaining modern apps can get very expensive very quickly. For one thing, because of the sandboxed nature of Windows 8 apps, many features—specifically of those applications built to target the legacy desktop—aren’t available in the Windows 8 app world. Windows 8 apps are of course sandboxed for a reason—to minimize the damage a misbehaving ...

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