I wanted to share with you the news about the updated rewards functionality in the Windows Dev Center Benefits. For those of you who are not aware of the program, Dev Center Benefits is a global program for Windows app developers of all experience levels. Developers receive technical, design, publishing, and marketing offers to help build and promote their apps.
- Free Dev Center account for unregistered developers
- Architectural guidance
- Design Guidance
- Gift cards for Windows Store
- 1 million ad impressions with AdDuplex
- Priority consideration for BizSpark program
- Windows Store merchandising promotions
- Priority Publisher Support
The members who join can participate in challenges to earn points which can then be redeemed for rewards. This program is available at no additional costs for those who are already a registered Windows Store developer. If you are new developer on the Microsoft platform, the program will provide a token that waives the cost of the Dev Center registration (normally $99 USD for companies and $19 USD for individuals). Moreover, all Windows and Windows Phone app developers are eligible to enroll in Dev Center Benefits. The program is open where a Windows Dev Center is available:
Joining is easy and for free, you just need a Microsoft Account (The Microsoft account you login with is assoicated to your Windows or Windows Phone Dev Center account). Here is the link to Join: https://devcenterbenefits.windows.com/join/#!/
Happy and in this case "rewarding" coding!