Is there any way to programmatically search Windows Store for Apps?

Category: windows metro apps store


raja124 on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:31:54

Hi All,

          I am building a website in which user can search the windows store by publisher name. So if a user enters a name, my site should search the windows store for the apps developed by that publisher and display on the UI. So any kind of API or Any official URL which serves the need? Please update me in this regard.

Thanks in Advance


Roberts_E on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:32:54

Hello Raja,

It sounds like that you are looking for Promotion information for your app. There are ways to link to your app covered below, but to search by developer name, I am not aware of anything specific like what you are requesting.

Making your app easier to promote |

Thank you for the post, they may be of better assistance over in Building when it comes to API references and other functioning parts. Thanks for the post!

- Robert

Pradeep AJ on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 02:46:06

Hey raja,

I think you cant do this. Only way is to do manual search through the store app.

raja124 on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:38:45

Thanks for your reply Roberts.

There is an API called Windows.ApplicationModel.Store for windows phone store. This API gives some kind of searching the store programmatically. I want one such similar API for windows store.

I am not only interested in promoting my own app but want to provide users to explore store. I want to customize store search.

raja124 on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:40:02

Thanks Pradeep

Yes, there's no official way to do so. But having one will not cause any harm and helps in promoting windows apps efficiently. Reaches large audience..