Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:46 PM
We are working on a prototype for an enterprise application that will be sold to manufacturing companies and we want to know when we can actually start selling it (for example can we sell it to run on the consumer preview or do we have to wait for a version with a go-live license?)
We are currently not intending to sell through the app store as we expect we will need to install some server side components on site.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:40 PMModerator
Can you help clarify a bit more.
Are you creating this so that it is Windows 8 compatible or are you trying to create an app for the desktop application?
- Edited by Joe-JMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:41 PM typo
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:51 PMIt's a normal Metro application (full screen, touch friendly, 0 permissions, fast fluid application).
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:54 PMModerator
At this time all applications distributed through the Store are free. At a future milestone you will be able to see your app or utilize the Windows Store in-app purchasing system. If you are leveraging a third-party (non-Microsoft) transaction system you would be able to use that at the point at which you can publish to the Windows Store.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:19 PMI dont want to use the windows app store. The question is are we allowed to sell applications at the minute that will run outside the app store??
Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:39 PM
It's a little unclear what you are trying to accomplish, If you wish to sell an app through the Store you will have to go through the certifciation process and follow the advice that Joe mentioned above.
If you are not utilizing the Store can you clarify how you are intending to get this App to your consumers?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:14 PMI assume that he wants to deliver his Metro application through his own website, and not through the app store.