Developers on the Windows platform were not allowed to set the price on their own apps by Microsoft?
Well, not exactly! All along, Microsoft has to a greater extent allowed developers to set their own prices for the various apps they create for the Windows platform. However, Microsoft was keen not to have prices such as $20.34 for an app in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft somewhat controlled pricing to ensure prices be set along the line of $19.99.
Call it petty, but that how Microsoft used to roll, and any developers who wanted to roll with them, had to be down with their rules and regulations. However petty some of them appeared.
Well, going forward, Microsoft has decided it is the developers’ business on how much they want to price their app. Should they want to price them at $88.88, $90.05, $5.67 or whichever, Microsoft will no longer care to instruct developers on how to price their applications.
This move, dubbed Free-form pricing, will see Microsoft give developers a little bit more space to do as they will. The developer(s) can use this new feature in the Windows Dev …read more