(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – At the Build conference on Wednesday, Microsoft showed off the latest updates to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, and also unveiled its new universal apps.
Developers will now be able to write apps that function on Windows phones, tablets, PCs, and even the Xbox One.
According to GameSpot, developers can choose on how to price these apps, they can decide to charge users based on each platform they download the app to or just charge a one-time fee for the app to run on every Windows device.
Microsoft also announced that Cortana, the new mobile voice assistant, would be available on Windows Phone 8.1. Additionally, the company introduced the return of the Start menu and that it would start offering Windows for free on smartphones.
The Build Conference is being held in San Francisco, CA, and will last until April 4th.