While jQuery is a standard programming language that could obviously be used for apps sold in the Windows Store, the cooperation from Microsoft ensures a better user experience. Microsoft’s help has allegedly made the apps more streamlined and safer.
In an announcement posted on Friday appendTo’s director of support Jonathan Sampson wrote that jQuery always met the language criteria for Windows Store applications. Sampson then added:
“Windows 8 exposes all the WinRT APIs within the HTML5 development environment, which comes with a new security model that made some code and common practices of jQuery flagged as unsafe in the context of a Windows Store application. AppendTo reviewed and re-authored portions of jQuery core to bring it into alignment with the Windows security model, as well as identified key areas where alternative patterns would need to be substituted for actually-used conventions.”
Deve Methvin, president of the jQuery Foundation said in a prepared statement: