Windows 8 Tip for Win 8 Developer to avoid revenue share to Microsoft

Ian Ho

New Member
Jan 10, 2013
Hey guys,

I am not sure if most of you are aware, but the policy for Windows 8 has been relaxed to now be more open for us developers.

If you look at the Windows Store Application Developer Agreement clause 4e). You will find that for In-App Commerce. You may elect to support purchasing options from within your app. You are not required to use Microsoft’s commerce engine to support those purchases.

What this essentially means is that if you choose to develop your own commerce solution or use a 3rd party solution for that matter, you no longer have to pay the standard 30% for your monetization. Discovery however still has to go through the W8 store.

I been playing around with this 3rd party solution (Google for Lotaris in-app commerce) so thought i will share this tip with you guys. I am sure there are others out there so do share if you guys happen to chance upon any.

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