You Can Only Get Windows 8 Metro Apps From Microsoft’s App Store

Windows 8 users: The only place you can get more apps for the Metro tablet-style interface is from Microsoft’s own app store, which takes 30 per cent of the profits.It’s not a totally surprising move, seeing as Microsoft is really aiming the Windows 8 Metro interface at a more casual, consumer audience, but following Apple’s iOS model of having a finger in everyone’s pie may not sit well with developers.

The good news for end users is that Microsoft is also telling developers they have to give five licenses for each app to allow installation on five different computers, meaning you can share 1 purchase with your whole family. Good for you, bad for devs.

Microsoft to restrict Metro aps to Windows 8 app store [Neowin]

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