Microsoft wants to bring together pricing for apps on both the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store

Microsoft wants to bring together pricing for apps on both the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store
Microsoft took to the Windows Blog to announce the consolidated price tier structure to support the unified apps that will be available for both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store. To make this happen, price points of 99 cents and $1.29 are being added to apps in the Windows Store. According to Microsoft, 55% of apps purchased in the Windows Phone Store are covered by these two prices.

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

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13 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

2 IN 1 That's great.

2. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Truly one experience for everything.

3. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 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: 5627; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Sound's good 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: 5627; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Jan 06, 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: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

That would be great Windows, tired of double purchasing apps that are the same on both stores.

11. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

OneApp, OneWallet, OneProfit

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Microsoft should just focus on their x86 code base Windows. Build modern features on that.

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