Windows Dev Center Tips Aims to Help With Common Windows Store Publishing Scenarios

Windows Mobile
Posted 5/20/2016 2:01:43 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Windows Dev Center Tips Aims to Help With Common Windows Store Publishing Scenarios
The Windows developer team's new blog series called Windows Dev Center Tips to help app publishers through several common publishing scenarios associated with the Windows Store.

Among the topics covered in the new series are:

- Publish or update a public app
- Package flighting
- Third party and legacy distribution options
- Publishing hidden apps
- Side-loading and enterprise distribution
- Notes about confidentiality and purchasing

According to the announcement, “At a high level, there are two ways to publish an app: either enable it to be acquired by any customer, or limit which customers can acquire it. Beyond this, the new package flighting feature gives you granular control to target specific app updates to specific customers. When considering different publishing options, think about what scenario you are looking to support, how much you want to limit access to the app, and if you want to enable any customer to acquire the app or limit customer acquisition.”

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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