Can the Same app with two different versions exists in the Windows Store? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    My app has different features for dfferent versions.Is it posible to have different versions of same app exist in Windows Store?

    If so how can it be done?

    Monday, June 24, 2013 2:21 AM


  • No it is not possible to have different versions of same app on the computer. 

    Only time multiple version can exists as per msdn-

    Multi version existence

    In addition to containing all the Windows Store app binaries for all users on the system, the WindowsApps directory can also contain multiple versions of the same Windows Store app. For example, suppose both UserA and UserB installed the Notepad app, and UserA updated to version 2 of the Notepad app while UserB didn't. In this scenario, two versions of the Notepad app exist on the operating system. Because only one version is installed for each user, the multiple versions don't conflict with each other.

    However you can give user an option to add secondary tile and configure inside your app to use different function directly instead of navigating through your app. Secondary tile sample

    You can have paid or free version if you want to follow that model

    My Samples

    • Edited by Sachin S Monday, June 24, 2013 3:36 AM Multi version existence
    • Proposed as answer by Dave SmitsMVP Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roberts_EModerator Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:44 PM
    Monday, June 24, 2013 3:23 AM