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Microsoft announces Windows Marketplace for Mobile developer details

News by Brian James Kirk on Wednesday March 11, 2009.

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Microsoft today unveiled details for developers about Windows Marketplace for Mobile, the company's online store for Windows Mobile 6.5 applications. Microsoft will provide developers with 70 percent of revenue for sales of their applications, will ensure a transparent certification process, and will support developers from initial stages of development through the point of sale.

Developers will have the ability to set the price of their application or choose to distribute apps for free. An annual registration fee of $99 is required for Marketplace for Mobile, which allows developers to submit up to 5 applications for review. Additional application submissions will cost $99.

Certification and testing will ensure that applications run optimally on all Windows Mobile devices, and Microsoft will offer feedback to developers throughout the process. Registration for app development will begin in the spring, and submissions will be taken later this summer. Tools to begin developing applications for Windows Marketplace for Mobile are available at developer.windowsmobile.com.

In related news, T-Mobile UK's Head of Internet and Entertainment Richard Warmsley announced that paid applications for Android Market will be available for UK Android users tomorrow, according to TalkAndroid.


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