Microsoft has come out with the announcement that it will provide the developers about 80 percent revenue shares on any Windows 8 application which can cross the threshold of $25,000. This is indeed a welcome news for the Windows 8 app developers. But not so for Microsoft’s competitors as it would definitely generate interest in the platform by undercutting the shares offered by RIM and Apple.
This promise was done by Ted Dworkin, the Partner Director of Program Management in the European conference, “Exploring Windows 8”. The experts consider this as a move of Microsoft to undercut Apple which generally takes standard 30 percent part of all iOS app revenues.
Dworkin stated Windows 8 as the single greatest economic opportunity for developers and explained that the developers would only work towards building a new OS but they would be working towards such an OS which could probably reach every Windows PC.
This lucrative promise is very similar to the statement made during Blackberry World by Alec Saunders who promised that Blackberry 10 developers will have $10,000 if they made over a certain target amount in their first year. Windows 8 is supposed to have full integration between the desktop and tablet and the apps will work with both the devices without any flaw.