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Windows Store Monetization Opportunities ’70/30% Revenue Share, 5 PC User License’

A new MSDN documentation revealed the revenue share in the application store in Windows 8 known as the Windows Store. The MSDN documentation entitled “Primer for current Windows developers” indicates Windows developers, like their Windows Phone developer brothers, will have to pay an annual registration fee which grants them a 70% commission on their work.

Per MSDN documentation:

Following industry norms, developers pay a nominal yearly fee to upload apps to the Store, and receive 70% of the gross income from those apps (for paid apps and in-app purchases that use the default commerce engine). With this basic cost structure, the Store has many benefits…

In addition, it is anticipated applications that only list through the Windows Store (legacy non-Metro Style apps), Microsoft will not charge any fees for the listing. Having said that, one can assume a developer account with the registration fee is probably required.

Also, there is a 5 PC license activation for customers who purchase applications, which too is industry-standard.

Per MSDN documentation:

Customer-focused sales

Customers can register once in the Windows Store and then buy any app, in any currency. Any customer who pays for an app can install and use that app on up to 5 Windows Developer Preview devices, so that the app can engage that customer across a range of form factors.

[Via: Istartedsomething]

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