Great new app ideas aren’t worth much if you don’t get them out there. There is nothing more important to students than being to develop a suitable portfolio to get them ahead in future career aspirations.

So with student getting back to University this week its key that they make the most of the FREE resources we offer. 

Even non technical students will find the following resources of use to developing apps. So if your at school, college or University educators and students need to ensure they register for DreamSpark and register for Free developer resources and accounts for publishing Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.

So here’s a way to make developing and publishing your app ideas easy and fast.

All DreamSpark institutions and students over 18 get FREE membership in the Windows 8 Dev Center and Windows Phone Dev Center where you can submit applications for publication for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

Building for Windows Phone

Windows Phone is one of the best-designed mobile operating system with the best developer platform. It has strong consumer momentum, too, growing at a rate 6 times faster than the overall Smartphone market according to our internal analysis of available data.

Here are some outstanding resources to get you started, based on your skill level.

1. Windows Phone App Studio and ZipApp these are great tools that makes developing Windows 8 and Windows Phone applications easier for beginners. In fact, some developers have gotten up and running on it in as little as 10 minutes.

2. If you’re new to traditional software development, Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners is an easy-to-follow, 35-part course that takes you from beginning to end in building two completely Store-worthy apps.

3. Experienced developers can learn the ropes of Windows Phone development in our fast-paced, demo-rich online course, Windows Phone 8 Jump Start.

Nokia Developer Program DLVP

You’ll also find ways to have some fun with your app development, in Nokia’s DVLUP program. There, the apps you submit help you complete challenges and earn XP (experience points) you can redeem for rewards, everything from gift cards to the latest Nokia Lumia devices. Terms and Conditions of DVLUP apply.

We look forward to seeing your first app and to helping you get it to the world.

And because you already have a Microsoft Dev Center account, you can quickly submit applications for the fastest-growing smartphone platform.