Metro-style apps no longer called Modern apps, now being called Windows Store apps


According to a new report, Microsoft is now referring to modern apps or ‘Metro’ apps as ‘Windows Store’ apps. Not that long ago, Microsoft was planning on phasing out the term ‘Metro’ which was used to describe these new fast and fluid apps for Windows 8.

Modern apps is just a term used to describe an app that works on connected devices and makes use of continuous services, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley who spoke directly to Soma Somasegar, the Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Developer Division. According to what Somasegar has to say, the new official name for these modern/Metro style apps is “Windows Store” apps. Microsoft is slowly but surely replacing all references to Metro throughout its sites, but Somasegar acknowledged that it would take some time. So there you have it. Is this a good name for Microsoft to use or does it cause confusion?