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Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Microsoft is changing up how developers get resources for Windows Phone and Windows 8. In fact, they're actually merging developer resources for Windows and Windows Phone. That's not all, they're adding twenty one new payout markets and highlighting the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 SDK. Details on all changes below. New unified developer resource for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Wanted...

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Windows Phone 8.1 may allow developers to directly respond to store feedback

Windows Phone 8.1 may allow developers to directly respond to store feedback

A week from now we’ll be packing our bags and getting ready to head to San Francisco. This is where Microsoft’s 2014 Build conference will take place. The focus is on developers and upcoming product innovation Microsoft is making for them. We’ll see what Microsoft has in store not just for developers, but consumers as well, when they unveil Window Phone 8.1. Not only will developers be...

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No excuses developers: Microsoft extends $19 registration fee for Windows Phone Dev Center indefinitely

No excuses developers: Microsoft extends $19 registration fee for Windows Phone Dev Center indefinitely

Back when Windows Phone launched, developers had to fork over $99 a year for access to the Dev Center (then it was called App Hub).  However, at the beginning of this summer, Microsoft slashed the price to just $19, or as they aptly put it “the cost of a pizza”. That special offer was to expire yesterday, but Microsoft’s Todd Brix has taken to Twitter to announce that the price is...

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Microsoft's Windows Phone App Studio beta saw 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours

Microsoft's Windows Phone App Studio beta saw 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours

Microsoft launched its new online tool for new Windows Phone developers earlier this week, enabling those with app ideas to easily create and deploy working concepts. If you're a novice at app development, or simply reside in emerging markets and don't have an endless supply of funding, the Windows Phone App Studio beta is a simple solution that helps you get cracking without any...

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Microsoft announces the Windows Phone store in more markets, added another billion transactions

Microsoft announces the Windows Phone store in more markets, added another billion transactions

Microsoft's Todd Brix announced yesterday new developer tools to further expand the opportunity for those who wish to produce content for Windows Phone. As well as new capabilities for developers, the official blog post also goes into detail about new payout markets, as well as expanded payment options and how the store is growing. If you're considering whether or not Windows Phone is...

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Microsoft announces Windows Phone App Studio beta for new devs, loosens grip on unlocking phones

Microsoft announces Windows Phone App Studio beta for new devs, loosens grip on unlocking phones

Today, Microsoft is making another effort to woo developers to Windows Phone, especially for those who are novices or who are located in emerging markets. The latest change is two-fold and involves new online software for developers and a more lenient unlocking policy to sideload apps.The effort is to make it easier for developers to jump on board Windows Phone by lowering the cost and...

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Use two-step authentication? The Microsoft Developer Center app now works again!

Use two-step authentication? The Microsoft Developer Center app now works again!

We've covered Microsoft's push into the realm of two-step authentication quite extensively as the company continues to roll changes out and patch up broken areas of its backend. This includes the Dev Center app for Windows Phone, which caused issues for those who desired to utilise the app after upgrading their account to be more secure. Microsoft has now reported that it has fixed the...

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