UWP ProShot app removed from Windows Store due to distribution issues

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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The relationship between Microsoft and app developers has always been complicated. That continues with Rise Up Games, the developer of the ProShot Classic app, after it removed the UWP version of this app from the Windows Store due to distribution issues.

The app developer announced the news on its official Twitter account. Judging by the tweets, it appears that Microsoft allowed users to download the UWP ProShot app for free — against the will of the developer.

@windowsdev Immediate help requested: ProShot is a paid app, but I have multiple confirmations that users are getting it for free.

@Zagala_97 it’s the Store’s fault on this one. So many problems. We’ve reached out but gotten no help 🙁

Unfortunately, the tweets remained unanswered, which offered the developer no other solution than to pull the app.

ProShot for Windows 10 has been pulled from the Store. Too many distribution issues. We will be talking w/Microsoft on Monday. Disappointed.

The UWP ProShot app offered great performance even on low-end devices, which rarely happens in the Windows Store. The app sported a series of interesting features such as Auto, Manual, shutter speed and white balance, Timelapse, and Video modes with full manual controls. User are also able to record videos and personalize the images by adding special effects.

The only version of the app still available in the Windows Store is the Mobile app, which costs $2.99. In case you download the app, it is good to know it won’t work on your Windows 10 PC.

The UWP ProShot app survived only one day in the Windows Store. Microsoft has still yet to issue any comments on this situation.


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