Microsoft recently took the time to review the apps in the Windows Store and decided to purge over 1,500 fake apps.
This action was taken in other to stop the confusion between fake and original apps, as a lot of people have been mislead into purchasing and downloading fake apps due to inaccurate titles and descriptions.They have also promised to refund the cost of apps purchased to users who have fallen victim.
In other to put a stop to this, Microsoft has decided to revisit and update it’s policy of app submissions and they include
- The name of an app should clearly and accurately represent it’s functionality.
- Apps should be categorized according to the function and purpose.
- The app icon should be differentiated so they aren’t mistaken with others
With this Microsoft has shown it’s not just focused on adding more apps to the Windows Store but is also committed to the quality of apps being made available to it’s consumers.
Source: Windows Blog