Ongoing momentum on display with new marquee apps announced for Windows at Build conference
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview, the next update of the Windows operating system, is now available announced at the company’s developer-focused Build conference at San Francisco.
As part of the conference’s keynote speech, the company outlined the reach, design and economic opportunities for developers to build differentiated, touch-based apps for the Windows platform, including new developer tools and increased support. Company executives also highlighted new top apps coming to Windows, including Facebook, Flipboard and NFL — clear evidence of the steady app momentum for Windows, which is experiencing the fastest growth across any platform.
On this occasion Joseph Landes, General Manager DPE, Microsoft India, commented, “Windows is setting an accelerated pace for updates and innovations. Continual updates and creating a richer experience for Windows customers is our new normal. The next step in this transformation is the Windows 8.1 update. Windows 8.1 will bring unprecedented opportunity for developers in India and across the globe enabling them to develop applications on the Windows platform. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers enhanced benefits for work and play across form factors of all sizes.”
Antoine Leblond, Corporate VP (Windows Program Management), also took the stage to outlined how Windows 8.1 provides additional opportunity for developers to design, build and market their Windows Store apps. He reinforced the best-in-class economics —
developers keep 80 percent of the revenue for the lifetime of the app once it crosses the $25,000 revenue threshold. He also highlighted new updates, including: Redesigned Windows Store, More monetization opportunities, and Leading experiences.