Microsoft has published a video demo of its new Windows 8 app store, the Windows Store. The video shows Windows 8 and its 'metro style app' hub and explains how developers can use the store to make money. 

First up is the revenue sharing, which Microsoft has pegged at 70 per cent for new applications. Post $25,000 then developers will make 80 per cent. The store will launch in over a 100 different languages and grant developers the ability to localise apps easily. 

Without getting majorly bogged down in all the business talk that Microsoft goes into in the video, the bottom line is that Windows 8 has a huge reach. The Windows Store can also be linked to directly via web pages and will also be integrated into search engines, making it easier to sell apps. 

The store looks very similar to that sitting on Windows Phone 7, with as little hierarchy of pages as possible, allowing you to get to applications quickly for download. 

The Windows Store will be opened alongside the Windows 8 beta in late February next year. Microsoft is also running an apps contest for developers to be sat in the store at launch of the beta. Check it out here

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.