Microsoft Changes Free App Submission Limit From 5 To 100

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Microsoft has changed their policy on free app submissions in the Marketplace, changing the limit from 5 to 100. The announcement was made in a developer newsletter that went out today which reads: During the past months we have been working hard to improve our overall Windows Phone Marketplace … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Brandon Watson On Developing For Windows Phone 7

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Business Insider was able to sit down with Microsoft's Brandon Watson to discuss the companies plans to help developers become successful with the Windows Phone 7 platform. Watson is heavily involved in Microsoft's developer program and provides some insight into how developers can take advantage of … [Read more...]

Report: Games Rule in Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

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Distimo is out with their monthly report on mobile app stores. Included with the report are the highest ranked paid applications and it's clear that games are currently ruling the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Games are priced higher than competitive platforms, but that hasn't slowed their sales. … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Developers Complaining of Missed Payments, Broken Tools

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A number of developers on the fledgling Windows Phone 7 platform have started to voice complaints about Microsoft's tools and behavior, casting a dark shadow over a company that is usually considered developer friendly. Nicholas Yu developed a Google Voice app called GoVoice, and is considering … [Read more...]

Developers Taking Measured Approach With Windows Phone 7

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Thanks in large part to the success of Apple's App Store, applications play a critical part in the success of any phone or operating system. Google's Android now boasts of almost 100k apps and Apple's App Store has over 200k apps. Consumers want apps, so it's critical that Microsoft get developers … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Developers To Receive Test Hardware Next Month

Developers for Windows Phone 7 have something big to look forward to next month when Microsoft plans to deliver test hardware. This will be a major step towards the holiday release of Windows Phone 7, as it allows developers to test their apps on actual hardware. These test units shouldn't too … [Read more...]