Develop universal Windows apps for phones, tablets, and PCs
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Windows Phone Store: ready to accept Windows Phone 8.1 apps for publicationSubmit your apps today
Why Windows Phone?
Build Immersive App Experiences
Live Tiles and notifications provide extra content for your app experience.
Leverage familiar development skills and help keep your costs low.
Quick porting of games from other mobile platforms with C/C++ support.
Reach More People
Sell your apps to the world in the Windows Phone Store — available in 191 markets.
Utilize your Windows Phone code to build apps that target millions of Windows devices.
Resources To Increase Revenue
Free trial capabilities that provide a flexible way to demo paid apps and increase purchases.
Support for global currencies in some markets to help make app purchasing easier.
Analytics to help you understand how your app is performing on devices.
Windows Phone Events
Develop apps your way
If you're ready to build your first Windows Phone 8 app, this article walks you through the steps to build your first app.
Learn about the new capabilities and enhancements of Windows Phone App Studio, that allow hobbyists, enthusiasts and new developers to create content-based apps through a web UI.
Learn about the options for testing and publishing your apps that can help minimize problems, help generate higher ratings, and potentially deliver more downloads.