Microsoft has just opened the Windows 10 Store to developers all around the world. If you’re a Windows developers this means you are now able to submit your new Windows 10 apps to users in over 190 countries and reach audiences across phone, tablet, and PC and more devices soon! In fact you’ll be able to reach a total of 1 billion Windows 10 devices across PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub and IoT over the next 2-3 years according to Microsoft.
The Windows 10 Store is the first app store in the industry designed to provide a single platform for delivering the full range of apps, games, software and services that generate an economy estimated at $300 billion annually to the many types of devices that people rely on today – PC, tablet, phone and soon IoT, console and holographic.
Thanks to the new Windows 10 universal app store, customers now have access to over 40 million songs with Groove, over 400,000 movies and the latest TV shows, plus an existing and continually expanding catalog of over 670,000 Windows apps and games, all in a new unified storefront. In addition, the developer side has been fully converged, unifying Windows Dev Center to create a single end-to-end developer experience across all Windows device types.
Later today the Windows 10 SDK with go-live license will be available and the Dev Center will open to accept Windows 10 app submissions for new and updated apps and games. In the “coming weeks,” Microsoft says it will be rolling out the Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK with support for video interstitials and Windows ad mediation. In addition, over the next few months, Redmond will also be bringing “additional updates to the Store and developer platform” by “adding bridges, subscriptions, a new storefront for businesses and organizations and much more.”