Microsoft Offering Early Access to Windows Store for Developers

The Windows Store for Windows 8 is relatively small right now, but Microsoft has begun tempting developers for the platform by offering an early chance to get their applications into the store. Microsoft’s dev tools are currently available for anyone to create an application, but in order for the application to be published in the Windows Store, developers need a special token.

Spokesperson Matt Harrington is currently reaching out to developers who want to get into the market first by offering these developers tokens through the Application Accelerator Labs program. There’s no word on when the Windows Store will be fully open, but the Release Preview version of Windows 8 is scheduled for the first week of June, so it makes sense that Microsoft is ramping up developer support for the store ahead of this launch milestone.

[via The Verge]

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