Microsoft wants to bring together pricing for apps on both the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store
Microsoft also made adjustments for things like foreign exchange rates, taxes and "market-specific pricing customs," and suggests that developers visit Dev Center to make any necessary changes. As far back as last September, we told you about Microsoft's plan to merge both app stores at around the same time that Windows Phone 8.1 is released. Combined, the two stores now offer 400,000 apps.
Eventually, developers will work on universal apps that will work on desktops and handsets alike.
source: Windows via WMPoweruser
3. valapsp (Posts: 542; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
if you take a closer look you'll see that 300,000 of the apps are garbage. this is true about android and ios but because they have much more apps this is not apparent.
7. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
If Windows Store had 100,000 good apps I'd be happy. lol tbh all 3 stores suck, mostly crap but that's the price of "Accepting indies" which is accepting the worse possible crap ever made.
4. vincelongman (Posts: 3327; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I like how some humble bundles include both the PC and Android version (and soundtrack) of the game
Would be great if MS could get the PC and WP versions to sync as well
8. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Would be even better if there was a version of steam for Android and Windows Phone and IOS (doubt that though). Than you could buy your games on all 3 devices and have freedom to move around OS's like on PC.
9. vincelongman (Posts: 3327; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
That would be perfect, unfortunately probably no chance of happening :(
Also it would be cool if you could link your steam account with your uplay and origin accounts, then have all your uplay and origin games in steam (probably no chance of happening as well)
13. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
You can manually add uplay and origin games but yeah nothing official will happen.
5. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
They first thing they should do is lower the prices for their apps here in saudi Arabia thir tax are to much to be reasonble so please do that firat then merge the apps
6. express77 (unregistered)
improve those apps in windows 8. feels immature comparing to programs. also provide offline backup feature for the store apps.
10. dorian827 (Posts: 154; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
That would be great Windows, tired of double purchasing apps that are the same on both stores.
12. joey_sfb (Posts: 4758; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Microsoft should just focus on their x86 code base Windows. Build modern features on that.