Microsoft announces Windows Marketplace details

Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft’s own app store, was announced during MWC 2009, but with little details about how software developers would be able to create and sell applications.

Today, Microsoft has come up with more info about Windows Marketplace, unveiling the fact that developers will get to keep 70% of the sales revenues.

However, for submitting apps, you need to pay a $99 annual tax, which allows you to submit up to five apps per year. An extra of $99 is required for each app you want to submit in addition to the five ones included in the annual tax.

The Redmond company also said it wants to provide “transparency throughout the certification process”, as well as “guidance and support from the stage of development to the final sale to the consumer.”


If you know your way around Windows Mobile apps, you can go to Microsoft’s website and get the needed tools to start developing.

Initially, Windows Marketplace for Mobile will be available in 29 countries. It will most probably be activated at the same time with the release of the first Windows Mobile 6.5 devices.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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