Microsoft Hasn’t Banned the Windows 8 Complaints App

The developer says he removed the app all by himself

A few days ago, it emerged that the Windows 8 Complaints app available in the Windows Store had been completely removed, without any official reason provided.

Even though it was initially believed that Microsoft had actually decided to pull the app from the store, the developer claims he did that all by himself and the Redmond-based technology company has nothing to do with it.

In a comment posted on, the app creator, listed simply as “Software Developer,” says he removed the app and won’t bring it back in the Store until new features are available.

“I can clear up a few angles of speculation for you. The developer unpublished the app from the store. Microsoft never asked for it to be taken down, and Microsoft did not take it down. It won't come back until new features are added, if ever,” he said.

Although such an application is very likely to draw interest from those who can’t get used to the new Windows 8 operating system, the developer says that most of the complaints came from “folks who had no clue what they were talking about.”

Windows 8, on the other hand, remains one of the most controversial operating systems ever released by Microsoft.

Most users have criticized the lack of a Start button, as Microsoft decided to implement a Start Screen instead of this amazingly popular Windows feature.

It’s only a matter of time until you get used to the Start Screen, company officials said, and two weeks should be enough to discover the benefits of this new Windows 8 option.

CEO Steve Ballmer, on the other hand, said in an interview that Microsoft has no intention to bring back the Start button and, according to sources familiar with the matter, the Metro UI and the Start Screen are also very likely to make it to the upcoming Windows build too.

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