The new Windows Phone Dev Center has everything you need to create great apps and add them to the Windows Phone Store for the world to see, try, and buy. You can start creating apps anytime. When you’re ready to offer them in the Store, you’ll need a subscription to the Dev Center where you can start the process of adding them to the Store catalog. Your subscription includes some useful tools and your own personal dashboard to track your apps and your earnings.
You need a valid credit card, a PayPal account, or a promo code.
Your annual subscription is $99 USD. It’s free if you’re a DreamSpark student.
Your subscription connects you to tools, information, tips, code samples, and a
broad community of developers. You can:
You can start building Windows Phone apps even if you don’t have a subscription yet. You can download the free tools, peruse code samples, read topics in our library, and learn how to design your app to reflect the Windows Phone design principles. You can also participate in our community.
You’ll need a subscription when you’re ready to test your app with a real phone or submit your app to the Windows Phone Store.
Check out the Dev Center’s Publish section for more information about the submission process, pricing your app around the world, how you get paid, making changes to your app, etc.