So Windows 8 is coming this October. As we wait for it, Microsoft has revealed the pricing details for apps on Windows 8 Store. App prices start from $1.49 and go all the way up to $999.99.
The developers won’t be able to offer apps for $0.99 at the Windows 8 Store; no more quick bucks by making fart apps, developers.
The company plans to support successful apps by only taking a 20%, not the standard 30%, fee on apps that generate $25,000 or more in sales. Until apps reach that $25,000 milestone, Microsoft will be take a feet 30%. That’s the good news for developers.
There’s good news for customers too. Microsoft is taking a “try before you buy” approach to the Windows Store, meaning developers could offer a free trial period for their apps. The trial period will last for seven days and at the end, you can either back out or make a full purchase if you like the app.
You will be able to purchase apps from developers via external channels as well, Microsoft certifies and sells only the Metro apps through the app store.
For more details, visit the MSDN Blog.