Microsoft informs developers that they will no longer be able to submit new apps for the Microsoft Store on Windows 8, 8.1 and Phone 8.X from the end of October. The American company advises developers to switch to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which automatically adds apps to the current Microsoft Store, running on Windows 10.
It goes without saying that we use the App Store or the Play Store on smartphones to download and install suitable programs. On the PC, however, Microsoft's built-in Microsoft Store does not have many friends, probably because PC users are used to getting their software from different sources and not directly from Microsoft. For Windows 8.1, Microsoft has now announced the end of the store's launch, at least as far as the addition of software is concerned. This is reported by our colleagues from Golem.
From the end of October, developers will no longer be able to offer new apps via the Microsoft Store for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.X. But the store does not close completely – there will only be no new entries. The range of updates is not at risk. Microsoft now recommends that developers migrate to the UWP, the Universal Windows Platform. Apps that have been programmed for the UWP are also automatically available to users in Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One and Xbox One X also use the UWP.