Push notifications, Live Connect, advertising, and cloud services
After you pick a name for your app, you can add support for notifications and Live Connect services. Learn how you can add these extra services and licensing behaviors to your app.
Note You need a Windows Store developer account to add these features to your app.
After you name your app, you can configure and define the features that give it additional value.
Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
You can use push notifications to update data in the app's tile dynamically. After you reserve a name for your app, the Windows Store assigns the identity values to use for sending notifications to your app.
Live Connect services
Your app can use Live Connect services to access your customer's data using SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Windows Live Messenger. Live Connect also supports single sign-on (SSO), which makes it easier for your customers to access multiple services.
Note You need a Windows Store developer account to add this functionality to your app.
Windows Azure Mobile services
Mobile Services makes it easy for you to add the benefits of cloud services to your Windows Store app. In just minutes, you can create a single sign-on experience using Live Connect and other services, such as Microsoft accounts, and add the ability to store structured data in the cloud and send push notifications via WNS. Find out more at the Mobile Services dev center.
Windows Store apps can include advertisements that comply with the Certification requirements for Windows apps.
For more info about adding ads to your apps, visit Windows Advertising.
Windows Store apps can use third-party commerce products that comply with the Certification requirements for Windows apps.
Build date: 3/19/2013