The app can be purchased while running the Windows Phone 8.1 and then it will also work on the desktop
The Windows Phone 8.1 update has come as a blessing to many with so many upgraded features and new apps and a new look for the OS. Through the past couple of weeks, we have had a great deal of detailed insight into what all these new apps and features are all about and hence we know quite well about the new updated softare. But there was one really interesting bit left out, the details of which have come out now. This is great news from Microsoft that the users can now purchase an app and use it on both the Windows 8.1 desktop and Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone.
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But you must keep in mind that this new feature is applicable if the app was purchased whule you were using the Windows Phone 8.1 and won't apply for apps bought before the new API is in place. This is a great effort by the company to converge two different platforms of mobile and desktop. But much of this effort depends upon what the developers think; it is up to them to provide support for this feature. Because in order for this feature to work, the developers must label their apps as being 'universal'. This is more in the favor of the developer because the app would only need to be created once and then it is automatically compatible with both the Windows desktop and phone OS.