December, 2012

  • Windows Store for developers

    Cooking up a great Windows Store app

    It’s exciting to see so many developers embracing the innovations of Windows 8 to create great apps that provide exceptional experiences. We had a chance to talk to the creators of the Allrecipes and Allrecipes Video Cookbook apps about their experience developing for Windows 8: Let’s take a closer look at how Allrecipes takes advantage of the unique Windows 8 experience. Engaging users with Live Tiles Right after you install Allrecipes, its live tile starts to show pictures of different dishes....
  • Windows Store for developers

    Expanding our commitment to Windows Store games

    Today the Windows Store begins accepting games with a rating of PEGI 18. Windows has long been a favorite platform for games of all types, and age rating support for PEGI 18 is another step forward in a rich tradition of supporting gaming on Windows. We’ve described this support in Certification Requirement 5 : Windows apps are appropriate for a global audience, and its subsections. There, we have additional content definitions and describe how the various game ratings organizations relate to the...
  • Windows Store for developers

    Windows Store holiday schedule

    From December 22 nd through January 1 st , the Windows Store team will have fewer staff on-hand, as team members spend the holidays with their families. We’ll continue to review and certify your apps during this time—it will just take a little longer. If you’re hoping to get your app certified and in the Store before the holidays, we recommend you submit your app right away. And if you have non-essential updates that you’d like to make, consider holding off until after January 1 st . On behalf of...
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