Chapter 4

Navigating the Windows Store

In This Chapter

arrow Getting the lowdown on Windows Store apps

arrow Exploring the Windows Store

arrow Updating your Store accounts and preferences

If you’re familiar with buying programs in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, you already know about 90 percent of the procedures you’ll find in the Windows Store.

askwoodycom That said, the selection of programs, breadth, and quality are considerably better in either the App Store or the Play Store. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but developers these days go for iOS apps and Android apps long, long before they think about Windows. Whether that will change anytime soon remains to be seen. Microsoft’s working on it, but they’ve been working on it for years.

The reason’s simple: money. There are large fortunes to be made with cool apps in the App Store and the Play Store. There’s also a reasonable amount of money in apps that are designed to run in Facebook and even apps that run on the Internet. But the Microsoft Store is less than a backwater when most developers tally up the shekels.

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