The App Store is not available on Windows phones; however, mobile users with a Windows operating system have the option to purchase and download apps from the Windows Phone Store. The App Store is developed and maintained by Apple, Inc. and is intended for iOS users.
The Windows Phone Store, developed by Microsoft, is previously known as the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. It was launched in 2010 with the Windows Phone 7.
Applications range from music to games to finance and fitness. Once applications are downloaded, a user pins them on the phone's Start screen as live apps and receives instant updated information for the apps.