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Need to Pay Annual Fee to Submit Desktop (Non-Metro) Apps?? RRS feed

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  • Hi RNMW,

    In order to submit Apps to the Windows Store, Desktop and Windows Interface Apps, you will need to have a Windows Store developer account. This account comes with an annual charge.

    For Submissions, each App will need to go through a certification process, to ensure that your app meets the certification requirement for the Store.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:10 PM
  • Hi RNMW,

    In order to submit Apps to the Windows Store, Desktop and Windows Interface Apps, you will need to have a Windows Store developer account. This account comes with an annual charge.

    For Submissions, each App will need to go through a certification process, to ensure that your app meets the certification requirement for the Store.

    Thanks

    Where can I find the app certification requirement? 

    Thanks. 

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:32 PM
  • Hi RNMW,

    In order to submit Apps to the Windows Store, Desktop and Windows Interface Apps, you will need to have a Windows Store developer account. This account comes with an annual charge.

    For Submissions, each App will need to go through a certification process, to ensure that your app meets the certification requirement for the Store.

    Thanks

    So I need to pay additional fee to buy the cert, right?

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:05 AM
  • Hi RNMW,

    There was a blog that was posted that discusses listing desktop apps in the Windows Store.  Here is a link to that blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/06/08/listing-your-desktop-app-in-the-store.aspx.

    Also, here are some of the details from that blog that explain the process for submitting desktop apps.  The blog goes into more details on the certification process and the link for Hardware/Desktop Dashboard company account gives the instructions for signing up, as well as the costs that are associated. 

    From the blog:

    The desktop app submission process

    When you submit a desktop app to the Windows Store, you don't upload the app itself. Instead, the first thing you need to do is run the Windows App Certification Kit. Next you send the results generated by the kit to us. After we've approved this results file, you can submit the app listing to the Store. This listing contains:

      • Descriptive information about your app (what we call your app listing data)
      • A URL to a site where customers can acquire the app

      In general, here's what you do to get a desktop app listed in the Store:

      1. Sign up for a Hardware/Desktop Dashboard Company Account.
      2. Using this account, submit the results of the Windows App Certification Kit.
      3. After we approve the results, submit the app to the Windows Store.
      4. Sign up as a company for a Windows Store developer account, using the same account as in step 1.
      5. Approved apps that have passed the Windows App Certification Kit will show up in the desktop dashboard and are ready to submit to the Windows Store.
      6. Create listing information for the Windows Store, and submit it for Windows Store Certification.
      7. Once the app has passed Windows Store Certification, it will be listed in the Windows Store.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:35 PM
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  • Hi RNMW,

    There was a blog that was posted that discusses listing desktop apps in the Windows Store.  Here is a link to that blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/06/08/listing-your-desktop-app-in-the-store.aspx.

    Also, here are some of the details from that blog that explain the process for submitting desktop apps.  The blog goes into more details on the certification process and the link for Hardware/Desktop Dashboard company account gives the instructions for signing up, as well as the costs that are associated. 

    From the blog:

    The desktop app submission process

    When you submit a desktop app to the Windows Store, you don't upload the app itself. Instead, the first thing you need to do is run the Windows App Certification Kit. Next you send the results generated by the kit to us. After we've approved this results file, you can submit the app listing to the Store. This listing contains:

        • Descriptive information about your app (what we call your app listing data)
        • A URL to a site where customers can acquire the app

        In general, here's what you do to get a desktop app listed in the Store:

        1. Sign up for a Hardware/Desktop Dashboard Company Account.
        2. Using this account, submit the results of the Windows App Certification Kit.
        3. After we approve the results, submit the app to the Windows Store.
        4. Sign up as a company for a Windows Store developer account, using the same account as in step 1.
        5. Approved apps that have passed the Windows App Certification Kit will show up in the desktop dashboard and are ready to submit to the Windows Store.
        6. Create listing information for the Windows Store, and submit it for Windows Store Certification.
        7. Once the app has passed Windows Store Certification, it will be listed in the Windows Store.

    Do I need to pay more fee to buy the cert?

    When it will be available for individual account?

    Thanks. 

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:39 PM