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What is a Windows 8 App?
Views: 12530 Created: 10-11-2012 15:24 Last Updated: 11-14-2012 13:46

Windows 8 can be a bit confusing in that it can run two completely different kinds of applications: Windows 8 / Windows RT Apps (also known as Windows Store, WinRT, and previously, Metro apps) and Desktop Apps (an application that would run on Windows 7).

Windows 8 / Windows RT (Windows Store App)

A Windows Store app is a new type of application that runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. Unlike traditional desktop apps, a Windows Store app has a single, chromeless window that fills the entire screen by default. See "Which Windows is right for you?" for more information on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

eWallet® for Windows 8 was designed specifically for these new devices so it won't run on Windows 7, Vista, or XP. eWallet for Windows 8 (and Windows RT) will be available exclusively through the Microsoft Store.

eWallet for Windows 8 (and Windows RT)

Desktop App

What's a Desktop App then? Desktop Apps are built for Windows 7 and run in the Windows 8 Desktop area. Windows 8 (Windows Store) apps do not run in the Desktop area. eWallet for Windows PC will run just great as a Desktop App on Windows 8, and of course it will continue to run on Windows 7 as well. eWallet for Windows PC will continue to be available directly from Ilium Software.


eWallet for Windows PC

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