Microsoft is really opening up their app store for people to develop software for users to pick up with what they are calling Windows Universal Apps. These apps will run on any Windows device and are not locked into the infamous tile interface once known as Metro. Even more interesting is that you will not need Visual Studio to develop these, you can use assets imported from other available resources to build your app. They also have a simulator to allow you to run your app in full screen while still in development mode as well as allowing you to manage the contents of an app collection without committing a change, giving you a chance to screw up by the numbers without negatively affecting anything outside of your test environment. This could really help grow the Microsoft Store app ecosystem with interesting new applications and of course the inevitable detritus which clutters any and all app stores. Check out the full story at The Inquirer.
"MICROSOFT HAS RELEASED a major update to the Windows App Studio which will allow users to become developers without a lick of code, and without going via Visual Studio."
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