third-party app stores

Tech giant, Microsoft is now inaugurating its own app store in Windows, inviting third-party app stores to integrate into the Microsoft Store. As per reports, it’s a notable change that will see both Amazon and Epic Games Store accessible in the Microsoft Store in the coming months.

Microsoft’s Third-Party App Stores Will Have a Product Detail Page

“Just like any other app, third-party app stores will have a product detail page — which can be found via search or by browsing — so that users can easily find and install it with the same confidence as any other app in the Microsoft Windows Store,” Giorgio Sardo, general manager of the Microsoft Store, was quoted by the website.

“Today, we are sharing that Amazon and Epic Games will bring their storefront apps to the Microsoft Store in the form of third-party app stores over the next few months, and we look forward to welcoming other stores as well in the future,” Sardo added. The announcement comes months after Microsoft declared some major modifications to the Microsoft Store.

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Microsoft Will Allow Developers to Keep 100% Revenue Obtained from Apps

Not only is the Microsoft Windows store being improved for Windows 11 and eventually Windows 10, but Microsoft will further allow developers to keep 100 percent of the revenue from apps if they use alternative payment platforms. The only exception is that this doesn’t apply to games.

The new Microsoft Windows store in Windows 11 also comes after the head of Windows and Devices, Panos Panay, revealed that Microsoft is open to Steam and other third-party app stores being part of its new Windows 11 app store. “I really want this experience where you go to the store, you type the app in, and you get the app you want,” said Panay earlier this year.

Source: The Verge


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