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How to monetise a WPF app?


I am working on a simple WPF windows application that I plan to monetise just for fun.

Is there a great marketplace for windows apps such as Apple AppStore for iOS/Mac?

What options do I have? I don't mind making it free with ads as an alternative.

Pers Send private email
Friday, February 14, 2014
There is an app store of Windows 8 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/apps#Cat=t1

For general Windows apps, probably the biggest download site is download.com. There are still hundreds of other download sites. most of which are useless.
Andrew Gibson Send private email
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Download sites are now quite "evil' http://www.hanselman.com/blog/DownloadWrappersAndUnwantedSoftwareArePureEvil.aspx

The best way might be to just make a homepage with trial version installer (.NET apps are user friendly to install). Then make own store for example by http://www.fastspring.com

You should also add your digital signature to your wpf app to make it "feel good" to install :)
Petri Piirainen Send private email
Sunday, February 16, 2014

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