Whoops! "Metro" name isn't banned for Windows 8 apps

Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft was banning the use of the name "Metro" from being used in titles of Windows 8 apps sold in the Windows Store. The evidence came from Microsoft itself, in the form of a web page, "Naming your app", on the company's Dev Center site. The note stated, "Make sure your app name doesn't include the word metro. Apps with a name that includes the word metro will fail certification and won't be listed in the Windows Store."

Well, it looks like things are a bit different now. Microsoft has now updated that "Naming your app" page and that special note is no longer showing up on the site. WPCentral claims, via unnamed sources, that the page had simply not been updated to reflect the new Windows 8 app certification requirements.

There's been no word on why Microsoft would put in such a special note for naming Windows 8 apps in the first place. Regardless, it looks like the popular MetroTwit app is now officially out of the woods and can keep using its name for any future versions of the Windows 8 Twitter app, as are any apps that will have to use the "Metro" label.

Via: WPCentral.com
Source: Microsoft Dev Center page

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