Windows 10's Microsoft Store has always been criticized for its rather lacklustre selection of apps.
Some of this may be available widely in Redstone 4, the next major build of Windows 10 rumored for March or April. The firm has already combed through some 1.5 million web apps to pick out a small selection of PWAs for initial testing.
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PWAs for short, these are websites or web apps specially crafted to deliver native app-like experience irrespective of the device platform and form factor. Now, the company is enlisting Windows 10 S users to the cause.
A load more tweaks have been implemented, which include a host of improvements for those using the eye control accessibility feature to navigate Windows 10 just by looking around the desktop.
Microsoft recommends that devs who want to differentiate their product on each platform develop native apps, rather than PWAs, but also stresses the cost and time savings of building a single PWA to run across all platforms. Additionally, developers will be provided with the option to submit their own PWAs for inclusion in the Microsoft Store.
So what about the potential conflict with UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps?
The support for PWAs within Windows 10 is being made possible by Microsoft adding support for newer web technologies to the OS' forthcoming EdgeHTML 17 engine.
Microsoft outlines the simple process for adding PWAs to the Microsoft Store.