Introducing Windows Store App Labs for app builders

Today we introduce Windows Store App Labs in more than 30 cities around the world for all app builders – developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Windows Store App Labs are places where you can access the newest Windows 8 devices, get technical help from Windows experts, and receive design guidance from leading edge designers and digital agencies. All for free!

Check out and test the newest Windows 8 devices

The labs are stocked with the latest Windows 8 devices in multiple form factors including Windows RT tablets like Microsoft Surface, Ultrabooks, All-in-Ones, and more. Come in and test your app on a variety of screen sizes, input methods, and architectures.

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 The App Labs have Windows 8 devices in multiple form factors for you to try out and test your apps on.

Get technical guidance from Windows 8 experts

Our Windows experts are on hand to review your app and offer you any technical advice you need. They can help you with coding tips, debugging, and prepping your app to submit to the Windows Store.

Get design guidance from leading edge design agencies

You can also meet with designers and digital agencies who can provide design tips that really make your app stand out. Designers are available to review your app mock-ups or your complete app and provide feedback on how you can improve your app’s layout, live tile, navigation, and other UI elements.

Where are the app labs located?

The Windows Store App Labs are located in 30 cities around the world in exciting design and tech hubs like RocketSpace in San Francisco, Modern Jago in London, Dark Side Bakery in Berlin, Launch Academy in Vancouver, and urban Microsoft locations around the world.

Go to to find a lab near you and reserve time with Windows experts and designers. We look forward to seeing you and your apps at the Windows Store App Labs!

--Neil Hutson, Senior Director of Platform Evangelism