Marketplace Updates Galore! More Free Apps, No need for Support in your app


Woo! All registered Marketplace should have gotten their regular newsletter which this time comes packed with goodies:

  1. Free app submissions ramped from 5 to 100! The assumption here is that this is submissions and not actual apps (so if you fail an initial submission you lose a token), but updates are still unlimited.
  2. You’ll no longer fail certification if you don’t include support contact information. I honestly think this is a bad move (how hard is it to setup an email?) but there if you have it – at least people will no longer fail certification because of it!
  3. We’ve partnered with Zones.com to get phones that don’t require a contract. Visit: http://www.zones.com/windowsphonedeveloperpurchase for more information
  4. If you’re part of a user group you’re going to want to check out this competition that nets you $100 for your UG for every submitted app: http://www.telerik.com/products/windows-phone/getting-started/user-groups.aspx

Now – let’s hope that every newsletter brings these kinds of updates!

Comments (2)

  1. Gustavo Felisberto says:

    About the Zones.com partnership. I fail to see good prices there. Portugal is a country where mobile phones are normally REALLY expensive. And one can get a LG E900 Carrier unlocked and free of any contracts for 443.379 USD: http://www.fnac.pt/…/a326756

  2. Oren Nachman says:

    @Gustavo

    Agreed, they are not necessarily the best of prices – it's more that they phones are made available everywhere so that there is an option even for places where you can't get a phone off contract. In some places the prices will also be cheaper – but again, that's not the main point of the promotion.

    Sorry for the delay, I never got the notification about your comment.

    – Oren