In light of recent product obliterations, the Windows team at Microsoft has taken to including a pop-up ad which begs users to install apps from the built in app store in Windows. While the majority of users only use a web browser to get all of their work done, there exists a store on Windows which allows users to install verified apps from Microsoft.
Introduced to Windows with Windows 8, this application delivery method has never been too popular with users or major developers. I wasn’t until Microsoft opened the door to literally any code with a user interface and some without that the worthwhile applications began showing up.
Typical users of Windows don’t understand how downloading Spotify from the web is different from using a unified app delivery service like the Microsoft Store. This lack of understanding is another massive barrier which Microsoft is trying to solve by making the same mistake again in the form of a version of Windows which doesn’t run the applications users want.
I work as an engineer in Milwaukee. Currently I work on a few different UWP apps primarily Ink Calendar.