Great news: RTM Windows Store is now open for paid apps and company accounts. Any qualifying business in the UK can now submit an app for Windows 8.
In order to upload apps to the Store, you’ll need an RTM build of Windows 8. To get ahead of the curve – register your company account now to begin the verification process and ensure you can hit the ground running when the RTM build is released on 26th October. Keep an eye on the Windows 8 app developer blog for more info. Until then, keep building your apps using the Release Preview.
The base Store fee is 30% of revenue for any transactions occurring through the store transaction platform. This fee is reduced to only 20% for any app that achieves $25,000 USD (or equivalent) in total revenue. This then applies for the lifetime of that app.
If you’re an individual looking to submit apps to the Store, carry on getting apps ready and stay tuned—you can still get apps into store through attending an App Excellence Lab. These labs involve a two hour one-to-one session with a trained Microsoft engineer where you’ll get to test your app on touch hardware, get feedback on your app and recommendations on making it even better, plus learn about how to get access to the Store and a head start on publishing your app.
For in-depth info on the market additions, paid apps, certification policy updates and how the Windows Store experience is evolving please read this post.