Microsoft removes 1,500 deceptive apps from Windows St ...

Microsoft removes 1,500 deceptive apps from Windows St …

September 1, 2014

Microsoft has announced the change of the certification requirements that are needed to publish an “app” in its Windows Store. As a result of that procedure, they have eliminated 1,500 applications, which according to the company, were less receptive to making the corresponding changes.

From Redmond they point out that although a store tries to look for quality in the applications that it shows, sometimes developers want to be smarter and outwit the system with applications with misleading titles or descriptions.

The changes include three aspects: Naming (must clearly and accurately reflect the functionality of the application), Categories (to ensure that applications are categorized according to their use and purpose) and Icons (must be differentiated to avoid being confused with others).

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