Exciting news today regarding your Windows and Windows Phone developer account benefits. As announced on the official Windows Blog, starting today, developers (and basically anyone interested) will be able to register (and renew) their account in a single place, with a single registration, and will have access to both the Windows and Windows Phone Dev Centers. Exciting, right ? But, wait, there is more! The merging not only provides a unified registration experience for both Windows Store and Windows Phone developers, it is available at a lower cost of $19 for an Individual and $99 for a Company account.With your developer account you can put your apps at the fingertips of millions of Windows 8 and Windows Phone users all over the world: • Publish your apps in hundreds of countries/regions the Stores support. • Make money from paid downloads, trials, in-app purchases, advertising, and subscriptions. • Get detailed reports on the use and performance of your app.
Here's what will happen:
Read more about today’s changes on the Windows and Windows Phone Dev Centers.
Publish your app for both Windows Store and Windows Phone and earn prizes
As an added incentive, you can now join the DVLUP community to give you an easy way to learn more and complete challenges as you develop for both the Windows Store and Windows Phone. Complete the challenges and earn points along the way, these point can then be redeemed for great prizes (for example, Nokia Lumia phones and more). DVLUP is currently open to developers in more than 20 countries. To participate, register for the DVLUP program and take advantage of the two new challenges available today:
So, 2 Platforms, 2 Stores, 2 Markets and 1 Developer account and lower cost! What are you waiting for ?! Hop on board the Windows apps! Happy coding :)