Developers Wary of Microsoft Windows Marketplace Submission Rules

Ainsley Jones

According to mocoNews, some of the fine print regarding Microsoft's upcoming mobile marketplace is concerning developers. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that developers could submit five applications per year for $99, with each additional application costing another $99. What wasn't known to developers at the time was that application updates are also included as submissions by Microsoft.

 

In addition, Microsoft also counts rejected applications as a submission, IntoMobile reports. This could get costly for developers. On the other hand, it does place the onus on developers to get it right the first time and reduce the potential for an application backlog. So while the company should ultimately end up with applications with fewer bugs, it could also deter and/or irk developers.



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