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You can now turn a WordPress blog into a Windows 8 app

Microsoft is trying to get more Windows 8 apps available in the Windows Store library and a few weeks ago, a company launched a product that could make it easier to do just that. The company is called IdeaNotion and the product is called IdeaPress.

Basically, IdeaPress takes the content of any WordPress-based blog and turns it into a Windows 8-based app within minutes. It adds, "IdeaPress employs an easy to use wizard with the end result as being either a Visual Studio solution or an Appx package that you can have directly published onto the Windows Store."

With over 60 million WordPress blogs currently active, and counting, that means the Windows Store could soon be flooded with apps based on WordPress blogs. IdeaPress also allows these apps to be updated instantly whenever a new blog entry is posted on the corresponding WordPress site.

A post on Microsoft's Canadian Team blog site this week states that IdeaNotion will give people who turn their WordPress site into a Windows 8 app a $50 Visa Gift Card once the app is published in the Windows Store. The gift card is supposed to be a compensation for the cost of Windows Store Developer Account. The offer is limited to the first 200 people who email IdeaNotion.

Source: Microsoft Canadian Team blog

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