Today we provided details about the roll out of the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7.
If you have already registered for the marketplace, you should have received an email today asking you whether your application is ready to publish. If this is the case, you can respond to the email, to get the opportunity to publish your application early. You have until October 6th to respond.
Some key dates
- Oct 4: All registered Windows Phone 7 Marketplace developers have been contacted and invited to request early submission to the Marketplace certification process.
- Oct 6: Deadline for registered developers to respond to the invitation to participate in early submission. Of those that request access, an initial group of a couple of thousand developers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to receive guidance and early access to the new application submission and certification process.
- Oct 11:Participating early certification developers will receive instructions on submitting their xaps, allowing those apps to be published in Marketplace in the lead up to, and after, launch.
- Oct 12-November: Microsoft will continue processing submissions and prioritizing new requests in the order they are received until the self-serve submission process is broadly enabled.
Full details can be found here ( http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/10/04/rolling-out-windows-phone-marketplace-for-launch.aspx )