October 26, 2012
Trials and Tribulation Getting Into The Windows 8 App Store

While the title is a bit of flame bait, Windows 8 Doesn’t Want Your App. Try Again Later is the tale of trying to get a Windows 8 app into the

To start, let’s get one thing straight: Microsoft desperately needs apps in its store.  If not only for Windows 8, especially for Windows RT, which can only run apps from there.  It also wants as many apps in there as possible, and has been very active in courting and helping developers to write app for it.  For the most part, I think they have done a great job, as the tools, documentation and examples are excellent.  Where they really fall down though is in the last mile: app submission.

Just in case anyone has been saying that no one but Apple would cock up the app store submission process, looks like problems come from all sides. Hopefully this process, like that of getting apps into the Apple app store, smooths out as time goes on.

Posted by Arcterex at October 26, 2012 10:49 AM