I thought this was an interesting side-effect of Microsoft’s decision to surrender on the trademark dispute around “Metro,” so I figured I would reblog this from the official MarkedUp blog.
And here’s an excerpt for you:
So imagine our amusement today here at MarkedUp HQ when Erik reviewed the Windows Store “Before Your Sell Your App” guidelines and discovered this gem in the section regarding how to name your Win8 applications* (emphasis ours:)
Note Make sure your app name doesn’t include the word metro. Apps with a name that includes the word metro will fail certification and won’t be listed in the Windows Store.
Looks like our friends at MetroTwit and other popular ported WP7 applications (many of which include the word “Metro” in the title) are going to have to undergo a similar rebranding to “the New Windows UI” or whatever we’re calling Metro now.
This news makes me glad that I only stick to application names that mock the old-school way Microsoft named products!