Posted by: kurtsh | October 15, 2012

HOWTO: Get the public URL of an Windows 8 app in the Windows Store

imageHave you ever wanted the direct URL for an app within the Windows Store? 

There’s unfortunately not a real clear cut way to do it.  Here’s the way I’ve found how to get to it via the “SHARE” charm in the Windows 8 Charms menu. 

Say for instance you love the game “Hearts” for Windows 8 and you want to get the direct URL to the app in the Windows Store to post it in your blog or something.  The way to do this is:

  1. Run the app (“Hearts”)
  2. Open the Charms Bar (WinKey-C)
  3. Select the SHARE charm
  4. Select “Mail” – an email will be created with the direct URL for the app in it
  5. Send the email to yourself

And you’ll have the URL in the mail in seconds.  In this case, the URL for “Hearts” is: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/hearts-deluxe/6e7be2d2-e586-460e-add1-fc3858ee0c8e


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