Is there an official name for the apps that are found in Windows Store? They were previously called Metro-Style apps. But now it seems they are being called Modern UI apps or Windows Store apps.

  • We call them Windows Store apps.
    – bwDraco
    Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 1:05

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Yes, there is, according to this link

Soma Somasegar (vice president of Microsoft's development software division) officially confirmed that "Windows Store apps" would be the official term for the apps

the official term for the apps is Windows Store apps

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    I think it's very obvious where Microsoft is heading with the OS if they are naming the UI-style "store"... :P
    – MBender
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 8:52

They are called "Windows Store Apps" – nothing very fancy.


The official term is "Windows Store App" or "Modern UI App".

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