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Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Paul Acevedo 36

For years, publishing games in the South American nation of Brazil was a laborious and mysterious process. While most countries allow developers to publish games with no additional certification beyond those of the platform holder, a few states like Brazil, South Korea, and Russia add on their own approval processes. As you’d expect, the challenge of navigating Brazil’s certifications...

Microsoft expands payout market coverage for developers, adds more billing connections

Microsoft expands payout market coverage for developers, adds more billing connections

Rich Edmonds 41

Microsoft has announced on its official Windows Phone Blog that a substantial increase in app downloads and revenue has been experienced by developers. The company has continuously expanded developer support and store coverage since the platform launched back in 2010. Not only are we looking it added reach, but it's reported that app downloads is up by more than 100 percent, while paid...

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Paul Acevedo 15

While everyone here has played a game or used an app that offers some kind of in-app-purchase (IAP), most of us probably don’t give the mobile payment systems that work behind the scenes much thought. And yet developers certainly have to consider mobile payment systems if they’re going to accept payments from users. At GDC last week, we had the opportunity to speak with Rain Rannu, the...

Report: Evernote experiencing higher average revenue per Windows Phone user than Android

Report: Evernote experiencing higher average revenue per Windows Phone user than Android

Rich Edmonds 59

According to a report over on CITEworld, Evernote is currently witnessing a higher average revenue per user on Windows Phone, when compared against Android. While Google's platform has a rather large install base, leading to an overall increase in revenue, it's interesting to note that Windows Phone owners spend more money than Android consumers. it's a familiar situation and why...

Unity 4 early access program for Windows Store apps begins, Windows Phone still on the horizon?

Unity 4 early access program for Windows Store apps begins, Windows Phone still on the horizon?

Rich Edmonds 16

The Unity team (behind the Unity video game engine that powers a number of popular titles) has announced on the official blog that the Windows Store apps early access programme is kicking off. With Unity 4.2, developers will be able to create games for computers and tablets running Windows 8 and RT, publishing them on the Windows Store. This opens up the floodgates for both developers...

Microsoft announces 130K apps on Windows Phone Store, strong progress made in 2012

Microsoft announces 130K apps on Windows Phone Store, strong progress made in 2012

Rich Edmonds 148

Microsoft has announced that the company has passed the 130,000 app marker on the Windows Phone Store. In a blog post on the Windows Phone Developer blog, Todd Brix goes into some detail about how the platform is progressing, as well as how the year 2012 was for the company's mobile machine. Highlighting a ChangeWave Research piece, Brix proudly unveils that Windows Phone owners are...