In the course of the second occasion aimed toward builders, Microsoft took the wraps off its new app retailer for Home windows 11 and Home windows 10.
The Microsoft Retailer, in any other case referred to as Home windows Retailer, has been “rebuilt” and redesigned to supply greater than the shop presently out there on Home windows 10. Microsoft defined that the brand new Retailer provides higher expertise and efficiency than the Home windows 10 Retailer, which has largely remained unchanged since its authentic Home windows 8 model.
The visible redesign is predicated on Fluent Design and WinUI. It seems to be much less cluttered and it comes with a brand new navigation menu on the left aspect. On the prime of the shop, there’s a brand new search bar, which can be out there within the redesigned Home windows Settings and Microsoft Photographs app.
Microsoft has additionally redesigned the apps web page within the Retailer with extra readability on downloads measurement, opinions, app options, changelog and different data.
Microsoft can be bringing tales to its new Retailer. This function will assist customers uncover new apps and it’ll additionally assist builders inform customers about their new apps and video games, based on the corporate.
Based on Microsoft, Home windows Retailer tales are “wealthy editorial content material” that includes a set of photographs/screenshots highlighting options provided by the app.
The search bar has been redesigned and it lastly works.
Utilizing the search bar, you’ll be able to shortly preview apps out there within the Retailer by typing key phrases. The search bar will even present outcomes from the Amazon Appstore, which powers the part of the Android apps within the Microsoft Retailer.
To higher help net apps, Microsoft is introducing a brand new retailer pop-up that can permit customers to put in apps from the browser. This function works when the person clicks on a Microsoft Retailer badge/banner on a web site like Spotify.
Whenever you click on a Microsoft Retailer obtain badge, Home windows 11’s app installer pop up will seem and it’ll aid you handle the set up.
Home windows 11 Retailer is now extra open for builders and it’ll help extra varieties of Home windows apps. For instance, builders can now publish any sort of desktop app made utilizing .NET, Electron, React Native, UWP, Xamarin, Java, PWA, and naturally Win32 is now supported as effectively.
One other large change is help for third-party commerce platform on Retailer. Builders will be capable of use their very own commerce options of their apps to cost prospects and Microsoft gained’t take any charges, which suggests 100% of the income will go to the builders.
The brand new Microsoft Retailer is coming later this 12 months, however Microsoft will launch the primary preview to the testers within the Insider program this month.