Microsoft has released the details on how they plan to run the apps released through the new App Store coming with Windows 8. We have known about the store for a long time, but this is the first time we’ve heard about the inner workings of the apps, like the cut Microsoft plans to take.
First and foremost, all paid apps will cost at least $US1.49 as opposed to the $US0.99 other platforms allow. And most importantly for consumers, Microsoft plans to implement a seven-day “try before you buy” setup with apps that will let you opt-out of the full purchase if you don’t like it.
Microsoft seems to also want to provide app developers with an incentive to churn out apps for its platform. Although they are sticking with the same 30 per cent royalty cut that Apple takes, Microsoft’s new store will only take 20 per cent once your app earns $US25,000 in sales. [MSDN Blog via The Next Web]