Build apps that reach more people
Apps are core to the Windows 8 experience, and with the reach of the Windows install base and the Windows Store distribution channel, you have the opportunity to reach hundreds of markets worldwide. And unlike other platforms, Windows 8 apps scale automatically across devices – all while using the same code.
Easier distribution and app maintenance
Connect to the OS and cloud
With the new Windows contracts, your app integrates seamlessly with other apps to create powerful user experiences like sharing, searching and file pickers with very little code. And through cloud roaming, you can create a continuous experience across devices by roaming data that lets people pick up a task right where they left off.
Development tools & languages you already know