1. ajayden's Avatar
    I have been reading about fellow posters asking how to find out if an app is Universal. So decided to post this to help everyone differentiate.

    Below is the query posted by one of the users

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    In the app store, you just need to check at the screenshot section for any app and if they have listed screenshot for PC and Mobile, then the app is universal. Below are the screenshots for the same (I have highlighted the feature with a rectangle).

    Desktop - Non Universal App : Only PC is listed below the app screenshot in the store.

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    Desktop - Universal App : PC and Mobile are listed below the app screenshot in the store.
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    Mobile - Non Universal App
    : Only Mobile is listed with the app screenshot in the store.
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    Mobile - Universal App : Mobile and PC are listed with the app screenshot in the store.
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    01-06-2016 06:35 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    01-07-2016 03:04 AM
  3. gentry33's Avatar
    Actually it would be nice if MS provided a category, particularly in the mobile store, for UWP apps so that it is easier to find apps that can be used with Continuum.
    HeyCori likes this.
    01-08-2016 09:25 PM
  4. ajayden's Avatar
    Actually it would be nice if MS provided a category, particularly in the mobile store, for UWP apps so that it is easier to find apps that can be used with Continuum.
    Yes I agree. They can also provide a search criteria for UWP.
    I don't work for Microsoft. So providing a solution for my fellow users.
    gentry33 likes this.
    01-08-2016 11:27 PM
  5. mbrooks78's Avatar
    It's really a matter of whether it in a win 8.* app or a windows 10 app. All windows 10 apps are universal. Its just a matter of whether or not the developer enabled it or optimized for only PC or mobile. I think Continuum support requires some additional coding on top of standard universal format.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android because I am unfortunately with Sprint
    01-09-2016 12:39 PM
  6. gentry33's Avatar
    My point is that they should be easier to find in the store without having to read details for each app.
    01-09-2016 12:50 PM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the PC/Mobile designation in the store is not nearly enough information, as both W8.1/WP8.1-style 'universal' apps and W10 UWP apps show both, and there is good reason to want to know about UWP apps specifically (like, for example, to use with Continuum).

    The best way to tell is only after you download the app on the PC- W8.1 apps have the legacy hamburger menu in the top left of the title bar to use the charms from and W10 UWP apps do not. But as mentioned, this all should be visible to users in the Store before they download or purchase the app. Of course, it's also not in Microsoft's best interests for people to see the small number of UWP apps until that number is impressive enough.
    01-09-2016 01:00 PM

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