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  • Question

  • Is there a Windows Store web service API for developers?

    I would like to capture public information about apps in the app store programmatically.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Nimrod


    • Edited by Bizmonger Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:51 PM
    Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi Scott,

    The Windows Store does not currently provide any API. This is a well known request, but I don't know if it will be available in future versions (and if I did know, I couldn't comment on unreleased versions).

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Min ZhuMember Monday, April 1, 2013 5:25 AM
    Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:05 PM
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  • Hi Scott,

    The Windows Store does not currently provide any API. This is a well known request, but I don't know if it will be available in future versions (and if I did know, I couldn't comment on unreleased versions).

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Min ZhuMember Monday, April 1, 2013 5:25 AM
    Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:05 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for your answer.

    I guess I will have to write complex code to crawl the app store website so that I can capture all the app names instead.

    Are there any other alternatives to getting the app names in the store?

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:00 PM
  • Thank you for the guidance.

    The link provided only showed xml data for my apps based on me being signed into the site.

    Can I get all app names though and not just mine?

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00 AM