In order to ensure that as many of our developers as possible have the ability to sign up for Dev Center and have their credit card fees reimbursed, Microsoft has extended the deadline from September 7th to September 17th. All other details below remain the same. We encourage you to take advantage of this offer and sign up for Dev Center no later than September 17th following the instructions below closely.

The Windows Phone Dev Center was designed to be easier on the eyes and easier to use. The homepage, shown here, sports a cleaner look than its predecessor and streamlined menus.

Good news to all the developers in  Malaysia! Microsoft is expanding the availability of the Dev Center (http://dev.windowsphone.com) to Malaysia. Now you can register your own developer account with Microsoft and if you follow the migration instructions below, Microsoft will reimburse your first year membership to Dev Center.  Dev Center provides you access to additional features such as:

1. Ability to submit unlimited ‘paid’ apps* and 100 ‘free’ apps directly
2. Ability to unlock 3 devices
3. Direct access to downloads, royalty, and crash reports
4. Ability to update account data
5. Country/region specific pricing
6. New reporting views
7. Simplified process for submitting apps
8. Submit apps to almost two hundred countries/regions
9. Can now have 10,000 beta testers
10. View all reviews in one place

To have a smooth migration of  your registration and applications to Dev Center, you will have to register on Dev Center using a the same email address as the one you provided to Yalla Apps and provide a credit card number. Please do not pay with PayPal as Microsoft can not support reimbursement of fees paid for with PayPal.  You can begin publishing new apps* immediately.  In late October/mid November, Microsoft will migrate the apps you have published today through Yalla to your new account.   If you want to republish apps immediately, you can ask Yalla to unpublish your apps and you can republish via your own account; however, you will lose ratings and reviews and the ability to update the app for your existing users.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR FREE REGISTRATION TO THE DEV CENTER FOR 1 YEAR AND APP MIGRATION.

Please note that the free 1 year of Dev Center registration offer is available only between August 7, 2012 and September 7th  September 17th, 2012. During this time you will still have access to your Yalla Apps account if you decide to migrate. If you do not migrate to Dev Center by September 7 September 17th, 2012, then Yalla will continue provide publishing services to you until further notice.

Also, note that by agreeing to create an account on Dev Center, we will move the apps you have published today with Yalla  to your new Dev Center Account. This means that you will:
1. Have access to all of yours apps in Dev Center.
2. Retain your existing app users for updates
3. Retain reviews for your apps.
4. Retain star ratings.

If you have any questions about  migration to Windows Phone Dev Center, please contact support@yallaapps.com.

For more details about Windows Phone Dev Center, you can check out from the blog here.