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Metro apps renamed Windows Store apps

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    Metro apps renamed Windows Store apps

    "Windows Store apps" doesn't exactly roll off your tongue. But that seems to be the new name for what were previously known as Metro apps.

    At Microsoft's Build developers conference yesterday, Will Tschumy, one of the company's so-called user experience evangelists, led a session called "The Principles of Microsoft Design."

    During Q&A, Tschumy was asked a question by the Verge's Tom Warren, namely: what do people call Windows 8 apps since Metro is persona non grata? Tschumy declined to comment on the whole Metro naming debacle but said that Microsoft is now using the term "Windows 8 Store apps."

    A Microsoft spokeswoman told CNET today that Tschumy misspoke and that the term is simply "Windows Store apps."

    Microsoft caught developers and Windows watchers off guard after it officially put the kibosh on the name Metro back in August. People working on apps, books, and other material were forced to remove the name "Metro" and replace it with the phrase "Windows 8 UI."

    Read more at source:
    Metro apps renamed Windows Store apps | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews

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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP

    It doesn't matter...they'll still be referred to as Metro Apps.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Yep, still will be called metro apps.

    I don't get why Microsoft is trying to put a more technical term on a design language. Wouldn't it be better to look at what points stand out with the metro design and make that into an acronym? They did that with AERO design. Why can't they do that with metro?
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    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    It doesn't matter...they'll still be referred to as Metro Apps.

    I'm never going to call them Windows Store Apps. That's just stupid.

    Microsoft should fire their marketing staff and get some new people in that can fix the branding with as few changes as possible.

    It's like they want to constantly remind you that you're using Windows, while coming off as Howard Wolowitz (from big bang theory) talking about how he was in space. ("Yeah I went to Space. Space Space, SpaceSpaceSPACE")
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Whateveeeeeeeeeeeeer. . .MS will still make money. . .
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