So what is Windows Phone 7 and what is the benefit to UK Academia

Students: Get Paid for Your Apps

DreamSpark has partnered with Windows Phone 7 and the App Hub! Now, you get the same tools professional developers and designers have, and you can sell your mobile applications and make money! Along with all the free applications, we're waiving the $99 registration fee and giving you the first 5 application submissions for free!!


Watch Rob Miles screencast containing a step-by-step demonstration of the process to upload your first Windows Phone 7 application to the AppHub.

1) Download the free tools 2) Register on App Hub 3) Verify with GeoTrust

Our smart installer only downloads and installs the components you need to complete your development environment. The full installation package from includes:

  • Visual Studio 2010 Express
  • Windows Phone Emulator
  • Silverlight
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0
  • Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone
  • .NET Framework 4

After installing the Windows Phone Developer Tools, you should also install :

We have also released Visual Basic support for developing Windows Phone applications. Note: requires that you have Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher. This add-on provides support for using Visual Basic to build Silverlight Windows Phone applications only at this time.

App Hub is the place to distribute and merchandise your applications for Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE Indie Games.

To get registered:

  • Go to the App Hub Registration page.
  • When prompted make sure you register as a Student.
  • Complete the App Hub registration process.
  • Use the tools you downloaded to create applications and share your creativity with the world.


Ready to submit your app? Once you submit an app you’ll need to verify your identity with GeoTrust. Read more at App Hub’s FAQs.

To verify your identity:

  • Go to App Hub and submit an app
  • You’ll get an email from GeoTrust – check your junk filters if you don’t get it within 24 hours.
  • After you register your identity, Geo Trust will request a copy of one piece of identification that has your signature.
  • Once you send in your signed identification your application will be approved within 5 business days.
  • Once approved your app will appear in the market place within one day.


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