Windows 8 apps will now be known as Windows 8 Store Applications

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Windows 8 apps are now available from the Windows Store
After abandoning the 'Metro' name, Microsoft reveals that Windows 8 applications will now be known as "Windows 8 Store Applications".

Microsoft’s user experience advisor Will Tschumy confirmed the news at the BUILD developer conference, where he was speaking in a session entitled "The Principles of Microsoft Design".

Microsoft had previously branded these tiled, touch-optimized apps as having a ‘Metro’ user interface, but was forced to abandon that particular phrase in August when German retailer Metro threatened legal action relating the copyright.


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The Redmond firm then briefly then promoted the apps as having a ‘Modern UI' before settling on the new name.

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